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What type of evergreen can I best plant in Atlanta, GA (zone 7) for beauty and privacy in an area that gets at least 5 hours of afternoon sun?

I live in Alpharetta, GA and would like to plant evergreen trees/shrubs outside my kitchen window for privacy. They would be planted along the right side of our driveway and will get at least 5 hours of afternoon sun. I have looked at camellias japonicas and sasanquas; but also heard they may not tolerate the afternoon sun. I heard that tea olives are a better choice. What do you recommend planting? Any suggestions other than the above? Thank you, Nina

Submitted by ninafrench

Tea olive (Osmanthus) would be a better choice than camellia. Camellia can scorch with afternoon sun. You might also consider one of the hollies for this situation.

Answered by DSchrock

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