6 Privacy Plants For Your Landscape


Its Nature’s Curtains

Privacy plants offer a natural solution for homeowners with close neighbors, loud sounds from adjacent spaces, in addition make excellent privacy screens because they can block noise and unsightly views while also adding color, texture and seasonal interest that only gets better with each growing season.

Read on to learn about the plant types that work best for privacy and how you can plan to use them in your landscape.

  • Arborvitae
  • clematis
  • jasmine
  • cypress
  • photinia
  • privet-hedge

Choose dense growth over quick growth for privacy plants

When choosing privacy plants it’s easy to be enticed by fast-growing trees, like poplar or pear, for immediate privacy. Fast-growing trees are often more affordable, but they are not good investments: They are not long-lived and are often weak-wooded and will be the first to suffer damage during a storm.

Instead, choose plants that grow densely, like the examples listed below, for solid coverage.

To start your own screen, choose from the list a plant whose foliage colors, growth habit, and size suit your garden. Set smaller plants 4 feet apart, larger ones 5 to 6 feet apart.

When planting next to a long fence, Moulton A-wall-of-cypress-treessometimes combines several types of plants to break up and disguise the fence’s linearity.

  1. Cypress Trees
  2. Privet
  3. Arborvitae
  4. Photinia Trees
  5. Clematis
  6. Jasmine

One of the most popular trees used for privacy now and the one we recommend highly is an arborvitae like this Thuja Green Giant.

In conclusion

Our home is our castle and we should admire the beautiful plants and trees through out your landscape, however when you want to feel completed free to enjoy your blissful greens and blooms, therefore privacy plants are essential. Strategically planning you landscape choices will help control the nosy neighbors and give you the piece of mind we all need.

Landscape planning and services through JC’s Landscaping delivers professional results that last. Call now or request a quote.

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D Boone

Love the outdoors. Unlucky in real estate but lawn and gardening I can excel at.

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