What's a good hedge for Southern California?
"Hi, Thnx in advance for your help. Would like to grow boxwood hedges around leggy roses. Up to 3-4 ft tall & densely growing. Most in this region suggested Korean boxwood. I don't mind it, but do you have any other ideas or suggestions that are a bit faster growing; or on the other hand is that quite a good solution? Soil is clay that is not too difficult too amend, & almost everything I plant has thrived so I am not worried about growing conditions, it's full sun area. Thnx alot!"
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Most any boxwood variety should grow well in this area. Advantages of the korean boxwood are the finer texture of the foliage and generally a smaller sized plant so less trimming will be required to keep it at the height you want. However, there are dwarf varieties of common boxwood that would be of similar size.

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