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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:32 am 
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We are taking out 30 year old photinias and want to replace with something that minimizes the leaves, etc., that blow into the pool. They will be planted next to a 5' metal fence. Any recommendations?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:51 pm 
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Full sun? How tall do you want them to be at maturity?

There are many Holly varieties that would be evergreen and tall. Savannah holly gets 20' or more; Nellie R. Stevens is 10' or more.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:42 pm 
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Those are good tips. You might also consider abelia - small leaves and small white flowers.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:48 am 
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Thanks for the help. The area is full sun and I want to keep whatever I use at a height of no more than 5'. I thought about holly, but am concerned about someone falling against them and getting hurt.

One of the reasons for getting rid of the photinias (in addition to their age -almost 30 yrs old) is the mess they put in the pool. I'd like to find something that "sheds" as little as possible. Evergreen would be great. I don't mind trimming whatever I put in to keep it at the height I want.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 2:24 pm 
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Glossy abelia gets about 4'

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