Let your hair down and relax in a private yard with fast-growing privacy trees from Nature Hills Nursery. Celebrate your way in an all-green setting with evergreen trees. Or, incorporate lush flowering trees for privacy from neighbors and to decorate your space.
Privacy is a continuum, after all. The spectrum ranges from castle walls to wispy, see-through screens.
Nearly Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Privacy Trees and Shrubs
Make your privacy trees and shrubs work hard to expand the amount of livable space. Strategic placement is an important consideration for a great garden design mix.
Use privacy trees to create the walls of garden rooms. Push beyond the perimeter, and carve out smaller areas for entertaining, dining, yoga — you name it.
Maximize every square inch of your lot with a thoughtful landscape design. Give consideration to all the tasks your family performs in the yard, and then add fast-growing privacy trees to insulate your space.
Play with plants. You'll create a landscape that reflects your personal style and lives large.
Everyone has utilitarian areas, from garbage cans to potting sheds and compost piles. Hide them from view with a short row of privacy trees like North Pole® Arborvitae or Blue Arrow Juniper.
Nobody says all lines have to be 90-degrees to each other. They don’t have to be stick-straight, either. Jazz things up by placing your row of privacy trees at an angle for interest.
Use privacy trees to define the different areas. Remember, sometimes a gentle touch is enough to get the job done.
Scoop a dollop of soft screening with Soft Serve Cypress trees on the street side of your children's play structure. Or consider the bold blooms of First Editions® Plum Magic Crape Myrtle on one side of your back door.
Look for opportunities to blur the line of sight to a neighbor's window. Stick with skinny plants like Castle Wall Holly in small-space gardens.
Nature Hills Nursery offers an extensive online catalog of privacy trees for sale. Filter the results you want by height, mature spread and growing zone to find the privacy fence trees that work best for you.
You'll be happy with right-sized plants to avoid an oppressive feeling. Don't bring an elephant gun to a mosquito hunt. Filter your privacy trees by feet in height, with options from 12 feet, 20 feet, 30 feet, 40 feet and more.
Privacy trees feature dense branching with lush foliage. They are moderately tall and, best of all, fast-growing. Many varieties of evergreen trees make excellent choices for privacy, but they’re not the only options on the list.
Privacy trees prevent neighbors from viewing the yard, block an unsightly view, and assist in noise abatement. These important trees provide the underpinning to your overall landscape design.
There are several choices of trees that will perform well for providing a living fence or screen. The first choice is whether the grower desires an evergreen tree or a deciduous tree.
Considerations for the best trees for privacy would include:
Evergreen trees are versatile and can be used as specimens, hedges and privacy screens. But well-branched deciduous trees that drop their leaves in fall should also be considered.
For large properties, you'll add a lyrical screen with weeping willow trees. Site them correctly, with plenty of space, and you'll love their graceful look any time of year.
In our privacy tree collection, we've also included a few tall shrubs for your consideration. Choose the right plant for the right spot and your yard will flourish.
Take a Look at our Privacy Shrubs, too.
We highly recommend that you consider a mix of plants for the most attractive landscape. Biodiversity of species is touted by many experts as a way to limit your risk, as well.
Evergreen trees tend to be dense and long-lived. But Spruce trees start to branch close to the ground, whereas Pine trees will be branched several feet above the ground when mature.
Evergreen trees, such as Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae, are used in countless locations as screening plants. These fast growers can put on up to three feet a year.
Leyland Cypress is another large-scale evergreen option that can be sheared into a hedge. Use this in a sheltered spot where the wind doesn't blow as hard and ice storms won't faze it.
Living fences are a standard privacy treatment for use on your property lines. A long line of solid green makes a formal statement.
Just remember that tall trees planted on the south side of a landscape will cast long shadows that may limit plant choices in other areas of your yard. Emerald Green Arborvitae is a nice compromise to consider in this situation.
Don't forget about privet shrubs, strawberry trees, Pacific wax myrtle, and other broad-leaved evergreens. Even magnolia trees can be used as large-scale privacy hedges with a beautiful bonus of lemon-scented blooms.
Popular fast-growing privacy trees include deciduous trees like Royal Empress Paulownia, Willow Hybrid and Hybrid Poplars.
Slower-growing evergreen trees like Spruce or Eastern White Pine make a very handsome and long-lived addition. The trade-off is time.
Consider growing two rows of privacy trees if there is space enough. Plant the fast-growing privacy trees in the back row and the slower-growing trees in the front row.
When the slower-growing trees reach the desired size, remove the shorter-lived trees in the back row. Choose trees that begin branching close to the ground for best results.
Evergreen trees make a perfect choice for the exterior border of your landscape. But you'll be thrilled with the tender charm of blooming trees for interior applications.
Run an informal grouping of flowering crabapple trees in your patio planting bed. Sculpt them to leave the lower branches on the main stem for plenty of expansive privacy.
Use Crape Myrtle trees as hedges, specimens or mass plantings. These versatile plants can be pruned to size, and can even be kept in containers.
When it comes to privacy trees, the goal is to create a lush, solid screen without sacrificing healthy air circulation. Study the Plant Highlights on every product page to see how many feet tall and feet wide your mature tree will reach.
Plant them on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next. Choose the smallest number listed for the mature spread.
Finally, use an old farmer's trick. Stagger two rows in a zig-zagging planting pattern for a faster fill.
Even narrow plants like Sky Pencil Holly do well in a staggered planting. As a bonus, you'll love the full, natural look of a staggered row.
Add a curved berm with extra soil brought in and placed in a mounding heap. Create two higher hills, with one higher and wider as the dominant hill.
Why create a berm? Plant your privacy trees on the berm, and you'll jumpstart your privacy by several feet.
Buy the largest container sizes we have in stock, and you'll gain another big head start. Larger container sizes mean older trees with a larger root system.
Always use Nature Hills Root Booster with important landscape trees and shrubs. This symbiotic formula supports the tiny feeder roots over the whole life of your plant, and it never wears out.
Love songbirds? Use low-maintenance, fragrant Eastern Red Cedar trees to give birds plenty of shelter.
Have kids and want a natural playground? Plant a checkerboard of Blue Italian Cypress trees for them to use as a perfect place for amazing games of hide-and-seek.
Add three Nellie Stevens Holly trees in a curve to create a magnificent backdrop for a collection of Hybrid Tea Roses. Just remember to site them on the north side of your Rose bushes.
Unique flowering trees include Summerburst Golden Rain tree with their outstanding ornamental features. And no one should forget Ivory Silk Lilac trees with their incredible fragrance.
Buy healthy, well-rooted, fast growing privacy trees and shrubs from Nature Hills Nursery. With a range of healthy privacy trees for sale and expert shipping right to your doorstep, you’re in good hands. Order your privacy pine trees or others at any time of the year. We’ll ship when the time is right for planting in your area. Place your order today.