We’ll take a look at some of the top trees and shrubs for a privacy fence.
Privacy Fence Ideas
Consider what you want from your privacy trees. Evergreens are perfect for diminishing noise and offering screening throughout the year.
Trees provide fall colors or spring flowers, but when the leaves fall, you lose your privacy. That may be okay if you’re okay with two or three-season privacy.
How tall do you want the screen to be? You’ll have to match that height to the expanding height of the foliage you pick.
If you’d like that privacy sooner rather than later, you’ll want trees and shrubs that grow fast. For some suggestions, ask a Buffalo arborist.
Hedges for Privacy
Hedges are the traditional privacy screen. Sheared hedges are perhaps the most common. They can be chopped to any height and deliver a clean, beautiful look.
Arborvitae is another well-liked choice. Green Giant Arborvitae is a fast-growing, widespread hedge that can rise to over 50 feet tall. It can expand as much as four feet in 12 months. Emerald Arborvitae sprouts up to 15 feet tall but can be cut shorter.
Potted plants are great for pool and deck areas. Your pool and patio are great places to relax, catch some sun, or entertain.
But can you get privacy without barring the sun? You might want to shield a small, specific area with a row of top-height, potted plants. Get plants that grow fast vertically and don’t shrink under the sun.
If you want privacy while sustaining the visual appeal of your outdoor space, consider flowering shrubs. While they provide an attractive look, there can be disadvantages. Feather reed grasses grow over seven feet but will die during the winter. Other flowering shrubs will go months with no growth, giving your landscape a bare look.
Evergreen and flowering combination
Planting a row of evergreens and displaying a couple of rows of flowering shrubs could give the ideal balance of functionality and beauty. You can also have a row of evergreens or grasses for more privacy instead of installing a privacy fence.
Talk to a tree specialist to decide the best options for your property. They can take your privacy needs from concept to inception.
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