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Q.Replacement needed for Quince bush

Zone 61550 | Anonymous added on July 25, 2020 | Answered

I have moved into an older home with 2 Quince bushes which may be more than 40 years old. These have not been pruned in many years. I like the flowers and don’t mind the thorns. But they have 2 problems.
1. They are loved by Japanese Beetles
2. They each send out about a 100 shoots from the roots each years and I view these now as weeds. The shoots which take up about 4-10 sq ft of space & I have to cut them off near the ground & paint them with brush/ bush begone to kill them. The bush is not affected. Since I am planning to get a dog soon I do not want to have a several sq. ft of undiluted poison on the ground where the dog could walk.
I need to get these Quince bushes removed and replaced.
Both bushes are on the border of the yard and make a nice visual screen. What would you suggest I plant in their place?

Thanks Bunches!
Midwest Gardener

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Answered on July 26, 2020

Here's an article tailored to your USDA hardiness zone: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/gardening-by-zone/zone-5/zone-5-privacy-hedges.htm Hope this helps.

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