When you have a beautiful yard, full of colorful flowers and bright green trees, you never want an ugly fence that gets in your way. You need to make sure you enjoy your property as much as possible. You can do this by adding something that gives you privacy but isn’t an ugly fence. One thing you can do is plant privacy trees or shrubs! This way, you get the privacy you need and continuous fresh greenery as a fence! If you decide to go with a fast-growing tree for your fence, you don’t have to wait as long to enjoy your peace and quiet.
Five Star Tree Services has come up with a list of fast-growing trees and shrubs for you to choose from that best suit your tastes and garden.
The Best Privacy Plants
One of the most common plants is an evergreen, however, you do not always need to pick this option, there are many others to choose from! There are a lot of plants that make good privacy fences. Because of this diversity, you should actually pick multiple different ones. This way, you can be sure to protect your fence line if one plant is unfortunate enough to be attacked by a disease or pest, that way, your entire fence won’t be destroyed.
Another thing we want you to be aware of is that fast-growing trees do come with their downsides. Since these shrubs and trees grow at extremely fast rates, this makes their wood weaker. Thus, making them super prone to breaking and being attacked by diseases and insects. Most of these plants require constant maintenance and pruning in order to keep them well-groomed and under control. This also helps them to develop a stronger structure that will combat their weaker wood.
For fast-growing privacy plants, here is a list you can pick from and a bit about them:
-Eastern White Pine: This is a tall evergreen tree that has blue-green needles. It can grow more than 3 feet a year.
-Hybrid Poplar: This is a shade tree that has silver-green leaves. It can grow 8 feet a year.
-Silver or Red Maple: This is a larger shade tree that has shimmery silver leaves. It can grow about 2 feet a year.
-Green Giant Arborvitae: This is a pyramid shaped evergreen tree that has rich green needles. It can grow about 3 feet a year.
-Dawn Redwood: This is a low maintenance shade tree. It can grow more than 2 feet a year.
-Leyland Cypress: This is a slender evergreen tree. It can grow up to 4 feet a year.
-North Privet: This is a pyramid shaped shrub that has glossy, dark leaves. It can grow about 3 feet a year.
-Forsythia: This shrub is an early bloomer that has bright yellow flowers. It can grow about 2 feet a year.
-Glossy Abelia: This is a rounded shrub that has white flowers in the spring and purple leaves in the fall. It can grow up to 2 feet a year.
-Nellie R. Stevens Holly: This is a tall evergreen that has vibrant green leaves. It can grow up to 3 feet a year.
-Wax Myrtle: This is an olive-green shrub. It can grow about 1 foot a year and can reach a total height of 20 feet, when mature.
-Juniper: This is a shrub that can tolerate droughts and is an evergreen shrub.
As an alternative, if you are ok with slower-growing privacy plants, here is a list you can pick from:
-Eastern Red Cedar
-Eastern or Giant Arborvitae
How Five Star Tree Services Can Help
Your privacy is important and the whole aesthetic of your yard is also important. If you are thinking about planting privacy plants instead of a wooden fence, we are here to help you make the best choice possible for your yard! Give us a call today! We can make suggestions for you when choosing your shrubs or tree and then we can plant them for you! Check out our website to see our many services and how we can make your life easier with our Richmond Hill Tree Planting Services and much more!