Privacy Plants

Privacy plants are integral to enjoying your garden in peace and quiet. This collection of plants will help you achieve this desire. We can think of privacy plants as living screens. They can be evergreen and keep their leaves year-round or deciduous, losing their leaves in the late-fall. There are excellent choices for both tall and medium-growing screens. Whatever your needs, there are plants that will create the perfect living barrier.

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There are situations where planting for privacy is essential and only a “green wall” will do. It is best to use evergreens in these areas. Taller-growing trees, such as Leyland cypress and Green Giant arborvitae are ideal for screening large areas. They grow very quickly, providing near-instant privacy. Skip laurel and Emerald Green arborvitae are two of the most popular medium-growing privacy screens. These are also fast-growing.

Perhaps you only need to screen a small area. For example, perhaps you want to hide pool equipment, AC units or a wood pile. Consider planting Steeds holly or Sky Pencil holly, both evergreens, in these locations.

When selecting a privacy plant, you will need to decide whether you need a year-round evergreen screen. If not, there are many lovely flowering shrubs, such as viburnums and hydrangeas, that are perfect for outdoor sitting areas. They will create a privacy border for most of the year and will drop their leaves in the winter so you can enjoy the wintery landscape beyond.