The Q&A Archives: Privacy Screen

Question: I would like to plant a privacy/noise reduction screen. Is there a fast-growing, evergreen hedge that will get to up to 20 ft. tall? I live in zone 7.

Answer: Buxus sempervirens or common boxwood will reach 15-20 feet with equal width. Cupressocyaris leylandii is an hybrid that very fast 15-20 feet in 5 years, eventually reaching 60 feet. Takes full sun and needs regular water. There are different Euonymus or Juniper varieties that might work for you. Check with a local nursery to see what they carry. Japanese Yew (Taxus cuspidata) can reach 15-20 feet.

« Click to go to the homepage

» Ask a question of your own

Q&A Library Searching Tips

  • When singular and plural spellings differ, as in peony and peonies, try both.
  • Search terms are not case sensitive.

Today's site banner is by clintbrown and is called "Dicentra"