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Boxwood? Could you theoretically surround your house in Hedgeapples?

Boxwood? Could you theoretically surround your house in Hedgeapples?

Spirited_Garden4800

You would have zero light coming into your house though...


thewouldshed

Install solar and buy warm LED lights so you can see all the spiders 🕷


50perKD

Skylights


thewouldshed

Install a deck slightly higher and have walkout skylights. Big Brain


ceilingly

To see all the spiders


50perKD

That would be difficult to do in the house in the OP, being that the hedge is about twice as high as the roof, BUT maybe a flat roof would work


thewouldshed

Add a floor to the home every time the hedge passes the roofline. What could go wrong?


A_Evergreen

That’d be great till spider season.


bobcat9d_

My first thought


HouseOfAplesaus

That was my second thought after imagining Homer sinking backwards into the bushes quietly.


thewouldshed

I would have secret viewing holes inside the perimeter of the hedges


thewouldshed

I encourage intruders https://imgur.com/gallery/ExGAqh7


smuckerdoodle

What a beauty


thewouldshed

I fed her pretty much daily. Hope she has 100s of babies


The_RockObama

I feel like all seasons would be spider season for this house.


thewouldshed

Could I be so lucky?


thewouldshed

Move it out 75 feet and never worry about your 8 legged neighbors.


useles-converter-bot

75 feet is the length of about 20.97 'Ford F-150 Custom Fit Front FloorLiners' lined up next to each other.


thewouldshed

It is also the distance that the 7 Sawyer sisters can spit, downwind.


Storpedo

But my grandma said hedgeapples keep them away, so just fill your house with them


deimosphob

As long as it’s tarantulas im cool wit it


ZeGamingCuber

Unless you like spiders


SnooHobbies8872

I think the more pressing question is... How are they trimming the top of that?!


justnick84

[this would do it pretty quickly ](https://youtu.be/DLoXUcmSTLk)


TheOther36

Someone shipped a tree from the Champs de Mars.


suntansandboba

If it's tropical/mild climate then it might be murraya paniculata. Here we call it mock orange. It can be grown as a tree, but is easily shaped into large hedges if planted in rows and is usually used this way in landscaping. Grows easily and rather vigorously but doesnt spread/self seed really, so is a good boarder. Dense small leaves make it a great natural fence, and it's heat and drought resistant. Also smells really good when it blossoms. The main issue you would have with hedges this big is maintenance and light. Trimming would be a bitch. Not enough natural light reaching the bottom leaves might cause them to wither and die, leaving gaps. Which is why with certain types of hedges you'll see them trimmed narrower towards the top than bottom, so that light can reach the lower leaves, sort of a slant rather than a true box.


thewouldshed

This is exactly what I wanted. We have a fence that fell zone 5b and looking for a natural way to replace it.


Mysterious-Release80

What in the minecraft sh


brynnors

It could be, or it could be a holly (one of the small-leaved boxwood lookalikes).


thewouldshed

Do you think they could get this tall?


brynnors

Some hollies get 80'/24m tall. *Ilex crenata* is a small-leafed holly that can get 10'/3m. It'd be cool to see a close up to figure out what this is specifically; there are a lot of bushes/trees that it could be!


thewouldshed

I was trying to figure out where the photo was taken. The sandy soil in the next door neighbors yard looks coastal to me. But no gutters on the house so it has to have low rainfall or a high water table. My guess is Florida but I cannot make out the trees in the background.


Truji11o

Dude. You’re Chandler Bing.


thewouldshed

TIL Chandler was born to Nora Tyler Bing, an erotic romance novelist, and Charles Bing, a gay female impersonator and star of a Las Vegas drag show called "Viva Las Gay-gas" as Helena Handbasket. He is of Scottish and Swedish descent. He is an only child and is apparently from an affluent family.


Ctxmetal95

Definitely looks like a taxus


thewouldshed

Does taxis grow this high? I was going to do a fence line in hedge apples but I’ve cut that wood before and it burns up chainsaws. I’d like a softer option but I could use 15-20ft in height.


Ctxmetal95

Yeah certain ones can. I've seen them 30+ feet


Ghost314759

That is a really great idea 😃 You only put hedgerows on a small part though. Now all we have to do to peep in is view the non hedgerow section 🥸


thewouldshed

Not my house. I found on the internet and I have a fence line to fix, which I thought this might work similar to headge apples rows.


-Studley

Might be a fire hazard


thewouldshed

You’d only see the smoke 💨


-Studley

Fire department wouldn’t be able to put out the fire from a safe distance. I’m curious what the town/city or insurance would say


thewouldshed

I’m looking for fence line options. I’ve done hedge apple rows in the past but the wood is EXTREMELY hard, and burns up chainsaws. Then I saw this picture and didn’t think holly grew this tall. So I came to the experts.


Ghost314759

I am thinking hedge maze to the doors might work.😈


thewouldshed

Hedgemaze to the bat cave