Southern Living (USA) - - The Grumpy Gardener -

› We live on a golf course in Hil­ton Head Is­land, South Carolina, and lost many of our trees to a hur­ri­cane. Can you sug­gest trees to plant that aren’t too messy, grow around 20 to 30 feet tall, and can pro­tect my house from a golf ball that’s aimed di­rectly at it? —CON­NIE

» Hold it, missy. I’ve hit many houses play­ing golf and only one on pur­pose! Good can­di­dates for your screen in­clude crepe myr­tle, pindo palm, ‘Allee’ Chi­nese elm, wind­mill palm, chaste tree, lo­quat, ‘Alta’ South­ern mag­no­lia, and oleander.

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