what to plant around blind

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  1. kc outdoorsman

    kc outdoorsman Elite Refuge Member

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    I'm looking for a quick growing shrub to plant around my duck blinds in north west Missouri. I don't want anything with thorns. Looking for something to grow fast and spread. 3-5 foot. Even considered planting some cumbers since the vines might spread and conceal blind well
     
  2. Benny

    Benny Elite Refuge Member

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    That location is on the upper edge of it's range but given the trend toward warmer weather
    I would try covering them with Wisteria and just keep trimming it back until it grows over itself
    over the blind. Use one at each corner and let them compete for the space. Cover it with
    a layer of wire for growth support and soon you will have to hunt for the blind.
    Awful pretty in spring too.
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  3. KAHunter

    KAHunter Senior Refuge Member

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    Shrub or vine?? Shrub I would say wax myrtle. Can be kept trimmed and will keep green all winter and will be fine if flooded. Birds will eat seeds as a bonus.
     
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  4. JFG

    JFG Elite Refuge Member

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    Wax myrtles in our area do great and grow quickly. Not sure if they're indigenous to that area though but they seem to be able to grow in not the best of soils.
     
  5. kc outdoorsman

    kc outdoorsman Elite Refuge Member

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    thanks fellas - exactly what I was looking for
     
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    Clayton Elite Refuge Member

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    Buttonbush
     
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    Tumble weeds
     
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    Greekangler Senior Refuge Member

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    Clayton understand Button Brush ingested can cause convulsions vomiting and seizures- what if dog chews on Leaves? Ok to touch w out gloves- I imagine a fair amount must be ingested. Online couldn't find anything
     
  9. KAHunter

    KAHunter Senior Refuge Member

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    I have never heard that before. Leaves will be gone come october/november. I have planted a bunch of buttonbush and have hunted my dog in and around them with no problem and never heard of anyone having a problem. They are deciduous so you will just have stems in winter no leaves.
     
  10. duckbuster5901

    duckbuster5901 Senior Refuge Member

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    Bayberry works good . Also switch grass really works well. Can be cut and bundled to add to roof and exposed areas.
     
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