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So I started Doing a little research. I have A 2 acre food plot that is about 75 yards from a private road. I dont Want the neighbors to see what I'm planting or see that I have Made a great place for the deer to come. I always come to you guys when I need Real advice. I want To plant trees or shrubs to block out the road from the food plot also so the deer will feel more secluded. The road actually sits a little below the plot so anything 6-10 foot tall would be perfectly fine. Key is, I'm looking for cheap and FAST GROWING. I'm in north Texas, wise county to be precise. What have you guys used in the past for this and what would be good for this area in north Texas. Thank you in advance and please feel free to recommend a source for getting the trees or shrubs

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bamboo would work, but its invasive




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Red Tip Photinia. They can be found pretty cheap, usually around $20 for a 3 gallon plant. They grow big, very dense, and pretty fast. They would likely be 5-6 feet tal within 2 years with proper watering.

Another great shrub is the Texas Lilac aka Chaste Tree. Again, they run the same price as the red tips, grow very fast and dense but unlike the red tips, they will drop their leaves during the winter.

You may also look at a Holly. They will stay green year around, but they arenít the fastest growing, would take around 4-6 years for them to reach 6 feet and fill in thick.


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For something quick you could plant a grass that gets that tall and is very dense. It would do cover this year with good rain. I would look at Blue Panic Grass, Indian Grass, etc and even grazer type grasses like Red Top Cane, Sudan Grass, Hybrid Hegari are some that get very tall and thick. You could also plant trees in growth cages or rings to grow into the space over time. You need to plant trees or shrubs that deer will not eat also or you will have to protect them to get anything established.



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Dwarf Texas Sage. No watering, no maintenance, grows tall, wide and dense. They're around my house in Wise County. They bloom after rain too. Hummingbirds like them. Plant one gallon shrubs six feet apart and jump back.


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Let the greenbriar get thick along that road, cedars would make a great barrier but do you really want them. Native plums would also grow well up there and maybe have enough thorns to keep wandering legs and eyes out of your place.

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Originally Posted By: BigPig
Red Tip Photinia. They can be found pretty cheap, usually around $20 for a 3 gallon plant. They grow big, very dense, and pretty fast. They would likely be 5-6 feet tal within 2 years with proper watering.

Another great shrub is the Texas Lilac aka Chaste Tree. Again, they run the same price as the red tips, grow very fast and dense but unlike the red tips, they will drop their leaves during the winter.

You may also look at a Holly. They will stay green year around, but they arenít the fastest growing, would take around 4-6 years for them to reach 6 feet and fill in thick.
the texas lilac, is very invasive, does grow fast and very dense, but like said above looses leaves


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The Sage is evergreen. Keeps its leaves year round.


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I second the native plums. Fast growing, little to no maintenance, drought tolerant. Look around the highway right of ways and strip malls; you will find that they plant them there and then they forget about them. I think they'd provide forage too. Plus, they make awesome jelly and jam.


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Pampas Grass is $3 to $5 a plant from what I saw on a quick google search. I hate these plants, but they will do exactly what you want.

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Originally Posted By: BMag
Pampas Grass is $3 to $5 a plant from what I saw on a quick google search. I hate these plants, but they will do exactly what you want.


Yeah that stuff does great, especially if they get a good amount of water....which I guess you can say about most plants.

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I'm thinking the Mexican plums with Texas sage understory. Sage needs sun, so southern exposure is best.


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Sage will grow to 6-8 feet tall, wide and deep. We trim ours back severely every couple years. You canít kill it.


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Plant some Kudzu it will block it out in a couple months


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Originally Posted By: Wytex
Let the greenbriar get thick along that road, cedars would make a great barrier but do you really want them. Native plums would also grow well up there and maybe have enough thorns to keep wandering legs and eyes out of your place.


Agree, I would worry about most other fast growing stuff that you could plant turning invasive and ending up in places you don't want

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The real problem with planting trees of any kind will be keeping the deer from killing them by eating all of the leaves off them every spring while they are saplings. I have tried all of the above except red tips and the deer killed them all. Unless you can put a high fence around them for a few years.
If you can I would plant pear trees. They grow really fast and produce pears which deer love. Once you get them growing they are hard to kill.

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Evergreen, dense foliage, cheap (dig 'em up anywhere), drought tolerant, fast growing, and deer don't eat them much.


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Russian olive, will also make a good wind blocker. Bad news, in some area they are considered invasive plants.


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Thanks for all the help guys. Only think is this is also on the edge of my food plot so I dont Want it to take over everywhere

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Well I was Really considering the sage and then I read this on a website.

Among its benefits is the fact that it is a great deterrent for deer, because they hate the smell of its leaves.

Hmm wonder if this is true

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Well I live in Wyoming and have never seen deer deterred by sage. They live in it up here amongst the buckbrush, bitterbrush, and sage.
Whitetails and mulies. This hillside has all three.



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Originally Posted By: sunsetroosters
Well I was Really considering the sage and then I read this on a website.

Among its benefits is the fact that it is a great deterrent for deer, because they hate the smell of its leaves.

Hmm wonder if this is true


Iíll have to mention this to the deer in my yard.


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I'm just North of you off Picket Run Road. The quickest way I know of to generate another long term drought is to plant trees.


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