full to part shade yard - need privacy along fenceline - Knowledgebase Question

Memphis, Te
Question by brownsu4
February 12, 2011
My 0.20 acre yard has 9 mature trees (2 oak + 1 other in the back, 3 oak on side and 3 oak in front); therefore, my yard gets little full sun exposure. My yard is not 100% shaded throughout the day. I need privacy along my fenceline, since my deck is high enough to see over my fence. I'm not sure what I can plant that will grow fast in a mostly shade environment to provide with privacy. Help!


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Answer from NGA
February 12, 2011

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I'd plant aborvitae Thuja 'Green Giant'. These tall, narrow evergreens make perfect privacy screens and will grow in full sun to part shade. Best wishes with your landscape.

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