Which of the 3 would you go with for privacy fence?

I am looking at the following 'rapid' growing plants/shrubs
Autumn Olive Red Mulberry Russian Olive
I live around Chicago - zone 4
I need to have something that grows very fast - as a privacy fence. All these will be 2 foot high when I plant them.
Thank you in advance!
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I sure wouldnt put out any Russian Olives. They get thorns and if you have any kids in the neighborhood that will gain access to it, they will get stuck. Sometimes big kids could be included in that statement (50+ years of age). I dont know anthing about the other two. Choke cherries are beautiful, bloom and provide an excellent fruit for bird food and jelly for you if you want to make it.
Dwayne

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what about old fashioned Privet? It grows fast, can be trimmed if you want to, bushes up nicely, has berries for the birds, leaves hold up during winter, and reaches heights of about 20 foot............there's even a newer one that is variegated, although not sure how fast the variegated one is. one foot whips grow into thick, multi-branched shrubs in no time.........ordinarily I'd not mention privet, but it does do in a pinch and isn't expensive. no thorns either. madgardener
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actually you are zone 5. if you got the room for spread get the large spirea, bridal wreath. here is picture of my "dwarf" ones http://weloveteaching.com/landscape/spirea/spirea.html they like sun and grow fast with good watering, nice dirt. the big ones get to be 6-8 feet tall. Jung's has em https://www.jungseed.com/jungsite/jungsiteviewproduct.aspx?ProductID !798 but do look at other choices https://www.jungseed.com/jungsite/jungsitebrowse.aspx?category 05 Ingrid

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great choice, Ingrid!!! (I have button spirea as well as the old fashioned Bridal wreath spirea, along with several real small ones....) maddie
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Wow! Very nice. thanks!!
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Just as a follow up - i ordered 10 of them from the site link you provided. Thanks again!
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yeah. I gotta order some more myself, some of the big ones to make a "living" fence along the drive. the nice thing about these is you can whack them after they flower and they put those great arching branches of beautiful flowers. and after the flowers are done the dry seedpod s are pretty nice too. Milwaukee is loaded with bridal wreath. Ingrid

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Ingrid
Are these shipped as seeds or actual plants? Also, how fast do they grow a year?
Thanks again for your help!
Dan
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plants. 2-yr. 12 to 15 inch bare root plants.$5 each, price drops as quantities increase. https://www.jungseed.com/jungsite/jungsiteviewproduct.aspx?ProductID !798
mine = http://weloveteaching.com/landscape/spirea/spirea.html remember, these are the "dwarf" ones, were this size in 2 years. I got great soil, I use a slow release fert on em, and I had water on one of those automatic rainbirds. regretfully, I had to dig em out because they were overwhelming my bulbs, my peony, my carpet junipers. so....... plant em in compost with manure on the side, water every other day (if there is a slope) and stand back. I see Jungs doesnt sell the dwarf ones anymore. I think the dwarf ones were maybe 12 inches. they had on the right you will see hostas... I think they were planted in 2001. everything gets huge fast. Ingrid ** I included pictures of them the year they were planted in 2000 and in 2001.

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Thanks Again!!!

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On Mon, 3 Apr 2006 12:48:54 -0500, "Dan J.S."

Autumn Olive and Russian Olive are considered noxious in some states. You may want to check before planting them. If you don't already have them in your neighborhood, everyone else soon will have them too. They are _darn_near_impossible_ to get rid of. Don't even think about these unless they are already present close by.
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Leon Fisk
Grand Rapids MI/Zone 5b
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