I have been an occasional lurker on this group, but now have a
question. I have been looking for a good hedge plant for Rochester, MN
(zone 4), but every time I think I have figured a good plant I discover
a reason why it won't work. First, I am looking for an evergreen to
block the wind in winter in addition to providing privacy and form in
the warmer months. I considered Japanese Yew but I also have a deer
problem and understand it would be a constant battle. I also
considered Juniper but I have apple trees and understand Juniper is a
secondary host for an apple rust. I even considered barberry, I
believe, but understand it can be invasive.
Does anyone have a good suggestion for an evergreen hedge plant for
zone 4 that is ok with apples and cherries, will provide a good wind
block at about 6-8 feet high, and that the deer will not devour?
Thanks much in advance,