Tallest Available Shrubs/trees For Privacy - Knowledgebase Question

San Francisco, CA
Question by sfonsan
August 27, 2002
Looking for extremely tall shrubs/trees, at least 15 feet tall to create privacy barrier, approx 10 feet wide.


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Answer from NGA
August 27, 2002

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Some of the most popular evergreen shrubs for privacy screens include those with naturally dense, columnar or pyramidal shapes. Some plants for you to consider include clumping bamboo, Cupressocyparis leylandii (Leyland cypress), Thuja (arborvitae) and columnar Junipers. Bamboo is the fastest growing, followed by Thuja and Leyland cypress. If you have lots of time for your hedge to develop, Laurel, Photinia, Escallonia and Viburnum are good choices. Best wishes with your new plants!

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