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10 Fast Growing Privacy Shrubs for NC
Privacy shrubs are perfect for creating a natural privacy fence between neighbors and street traffic. They also create a sound barrier to reduce noise, and act as a windbreak to protect against harsh winds. Here are our top 10 Fast Growing Privacy Shrubs for NC:
1. Wax Myrtle (Myrica cerifera) - broadleaf evergreen evergreen shrub with glossy olive green color creates clusters of bluish gray berries that persist through the winter. Fragrant shrub, attracts songbirds.
Mature height – 10-15 ft
Mature spread – 6-8 ft
2. Carolina Midnight Loropetalum (Loropetalum chinense ‘Carolina Midnight’) – lush, purple foliage is the darkest of all loropetalums and retains color all seasons. Broadleaf evergreen shrub with fuchsia fringe flowers in spring and deep purple foliage all season. Deer resistant and drought tolerant.
Mature height – 5-8 ft
Mature spread – 6-7...
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