The Q&A Archives: Privacy Screen

Question: Our neighbor cut down all their trees, leaving our home with out privacy. We want a fast growing, tall living wall to keep our home private. We planted

Answer: Leyland cypress is a popular tree for screening and privacy plantings. You might also consider "Witchita Blue" or "Skyrocket" junipers. These are reasonably fast growing, upright plants. Or, American arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis) is a tall, columnar evergreen that's a natural for planting in rows for quick screening. None of these has that tropical look, but they're all fast growing. Hope one of these suggestions works for you in your landscape!

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