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Offline jalu6472

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Denneboom - Pine Tree - Christmas Tree
« on: January 13, 2014, 20:42:03 PM »
Hi Everyone,

I recently bought a new house, problem is it is situated next to a busy street, and there's not much planted at the moment next to the wall to make it more private.

I was thinking of planting Denneboom trees next to the wall to accomplish this. I'm not really sure of the price of these trees (decent size), how far apart they have to be planted, and if they get bigger they will cause the grass in close proximity to die, and worse case push the wall over.

Any ideas or other tree suggestions?

If this is a good way to go where can I find decent sized plants in PTA?

Not Expensive trees though. The length of the wall is 30+ meters.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Denneboom - Pine Tree - Christmas Tree
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2014, 19:28:47 PM »
Pine trees tend to make the soil around them acidic, and yes, the grass will eventually die off.  They do get big and would eventually push walls over.  How high are the walls?  Can people look over the walls? Maybe post a pic of the area you want to screen, would give us a better idea of what you're trying to achieve
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Re: Denneboom - Pine Tree - Christmas Tree
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2014, 10:36:25 AM »
Thanks for the reply. I'll take a picture tonight and post. Someone suggested I have a look at the Wild African Olive (Olienhout), as it is evergreen and doesn't grow very tall.

Attached is some pictures although not very good I admit.





So basically I want to cover the wall with evergreen plant growing about 3 meters tall so that people can't see over the wall without the risk of the trees pushing over the walls in a few years.

There are one or 2 "Moerby bome" and a Leapord tree that has to be removed first.

As you can see the garden is a real mess. New grass needs to be planted, Trees taken out and new ones to planted etc etc etc

Thanks



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Re: Denneboom - Pine Tree - Christmas Tree
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2014, 10:54:54 AM »
Good day.

There are numerous options available of stunning indigenous (South African) trees and shrubs that will look much better than pine trees!

Gardenia thunbergia (katjiepiering) springs to mind. Shop around a bit, and ask at the tree nurseries what they recommend.

Wild olives grow rather slow, I'm sure there are better options.

Alternatively you can plant a row of fruit trees. Citrus are evergreen for example.

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Re: Denneboom - Pine Tree - Christmas Tree
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2014, 10:16:31 AM »
Just love the wall - it would be a shame to totally cover it
May I ask how tall is it ?
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Re: Denneboom - Pine Tree - Christmas Tree
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2014, 20:14:44 PM »
I would say round about 1.9m more or less.

I've been told to have a look into Viburnum - as some of them grows up to 4m tall and 2m wide. Grow in full sun to semi shade and have big wide leaves which would be useful as a visual and audio "screen" - car noises from the street.

Viburnum odoratissimum

Viburnum tinus Lucidum as examples.

Apparently it would also not have a impact on the wall itself.

Article I found: http://www.thegardener.co.za/kb/article.php?id=513


Does anybody have extensive knowledge / experience on Viburnum.

Best price I could get is about R200 for a 20L bag plant.