Our backyard abuts the (former) Colonial Acres golf course – and we’d like to have some more privacy now that the grounds are used for folks having a good time, walking around, and generally dealing with this pandemic. We have some old-growth trees in the area, so anything we plant would need to be able to survive in low-light situations. We were told to consider viburnums – and I wanted to see a) if that was a good idea per the expert; b) if so, if you have suggestions on what members of the family would grow to be some 8-10′ tall in these conditions; and c) if you have those varieties available at Hewitt’s. Thanks!

Regarding viburnums.  I’ll look into what varieties we have arriving and get back to you.  Of course they won’t provide privacy during the winter.  Another, faster growing option would be Clethra   https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=c230 which can reach 10’ and can grow in part sun.
An evergreen option would be hemlock. It can be a tree but can be trimmed to force it lower and wider for a dense, year-round privacy barrier.

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