If you've been holding out on planting trees along your property line because you fear your soil is too dry, it's time to change that. By choosing trees that are tolerant of droughts, you can create a natural barrier between your property and that of your neighbor. These three drought-resistant trees are great for planting along property lines, thanks to their upright shapes and quick growth.
These very tall, upright trees shoot up in height rather quickly, achieving three or more feet of growth per year. They are quite narrow, so you'll want to place them pretty close together when planting. Six to eight feet between trees should be sufficient. Their foliage is dense, but soft. You'll want to have them pruned regularly, especially during their first few years of growth, to ensure they all achieve uniform shapes.
Leyland cypress trees need to be planted carefully. Burying them deeper than they were originally planted can lead to stem rot and death. Fertilizing the tree two or three times per year when it is young will help it establish a strong root system, so it can obtain water even in times of drought.
Growing about six feet per year,
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Sometimes known as Cyrptomeria Radicans, this tree is a little wider and
Though Japanese cedars are drought-tolerant, they do require nutrient-dense soils. Consider working some compost or aged manure into your soil before planting the trees. If your soil is nutrient-poor, fertilizing the tree several times per season when it is young will help keep it strong.
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