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Privacy Trees

Privacy trees and shrubs have a two fold effect on your property. They not only provides seclusion for you and your family, the plants also enhance the beauty of your landscape.

There have been many people asking about what type of trees to plant in a backdrop setting along a fence, or in other areas of their yard. Below are some suggestions for some evergreen trees and shrubs that are fairly fast growers. Each of these specimens are detailed on other pages. You will be able to buzz to them after you get Herbee's insights on each options.


Black Dragon Cryptomeria

Black Dragon Cryptomeria

Leyland Cypress

Leyland Cypress

Emerald Green Arborvitae

Emerald Green Arborvitae

The Black Dragon Cryptomeria is a great upright tree. In the colder climates, it will turn a brownish color throughout the winter months. This is a great specimen to do in a straight row, staggered, or mingle with some other privacy trees or large shrubs.

There are a couple of options for you to think about when considering a backdrop for your yard. Some people install a fence and decide they want to add some color with a row or a staggered row of trees or tall shrubs.

The Leyland Cypress is one of the most popular large privacy trees. A row of Leylands along a fence or across a backyard creates a feeling of being surrounded by nature, as well as providing a great privacy screen.

The Emerald Green Arborvitae is one of my favorite upright trees. We have incorporated this plant specimen in a variety of different gardens.

The Emerald Green has a rich green color year around and also grows three to four feet a year. An option is to plant some Leylands along side the Emerald Green.

Other people want their yard to have a feeling of a total privacy area. Putting trees along an outdoor feature or around your entire yard, is a great way to accomplish this.

There are many different species that would work, and many of these trees and shrubs will grow in a variety of climates.

Many of you are thinking about a fall or spring project that may be in your future. Now is a great time to start to plan for this project. Besides a fence or enclosing an area, planting around a pool, deck, or along the side of your house are popular for using a backdrop setting.


Tea Olive

Tea Olive

Carolina Sapphire

Carolina Sapphire

False Cypress

False Cypress

The Tea Olive or Osmanthus is a great flowering ornamental tree. If you live in a warmer climate zone, the Tea Olive is a great choice. We have a couple of these specimens in my landscape and its tiny white flowers produce a wonderful aroma. The flowers are in bloom throughout the entire year.

The Carolina Sapphire or Arizona Cypress is a great teal color tree. This is a wonderful accent tree as when it rains, the needle like leaves glisten. It's a stunning privacy tree to put with an Emerald Green Arborvitae.

The False Cypress is a very popular variegated tree. This is an upright, but also is a wider specimen. Its long needle like leaves are green and yellow tones. This is a great tree to plant with some Leylands or Tea Olives. Birds love building their nests in this tree.


Lemon Thread

Lemon Thread

Loropetalum

Loropetalum

Cleyera

Cleyera

The Lemon Thread Cypress is a shrub, a smaller version of the False Cypress. Its branch characteristics are the same as a False Cypress, but is slower growing. The Lemon Thread fits into any style garden and especially an area that has some outdoor features such as bird feeders and bird baths.

The Loropetalum is a fast growing flowering shrub. There are different varieties. The pink flowers appear in the spring and continue on throughout the summer months. The leaves are purple and green and this is a fantastic plant to put with a False Cypress or a solid green evergreen.

The Cleyera is another fast growing shrub. This is a full shrub and the leaves will change color when fall approaches.


Herbee's Hot Buzzing Books For You




The two books are packed with great information for you. Kathleen gives you in depth details on a variety of shrubs. Richard focuses on conifers, which are very popular today. These specimens do well in many different soil conditions and geographic locations.

The Juniper Sky Rocket is a wonderful upright privacy shrub and another great option for you. The Windmill Palm is planted in many sub-tropical and tropical locations. Two additional resources and specimens for your outside investment.

Variegated Privet

The Variegated Privet is a favorite large shrub of zones six through ten. The leaves are a cream color and green.

This is a full shrub, a fast grower, and will need some space to mature. It can get leggy, and may have to be trimmed to keep under control.

The root system, once established buries itself deep into the ground. It's a great specimen to compliment a solid evergreen such as the Emerald Green above.

These ten plant specimens are just a few suggestions for a privacy trees against a fence, or lining a part of your yard. Herbee wanted to give you some ideas to think about if you are planning on putting up a privacy screen on your property.

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