Tree Fence - Knowledgebase Question

Canton, Ge
Avatar for jahartl
Question by jahartl
March 22, 2010
What tree would be best to plant in my area to create a tree fence that will grow quickly to aproximately thirty feet?

Answer from NGA
March 22, 2010
Leyland cypress is used for screening purposes all over the state. The tree has been so overused that many people are sick of looking at it! Nonetheless, if you want a fast, evergreen, opaque screen, Leyland cypress is hard to beat.

Lois Trigg Chaplin?s ?The Southern Gardener?s Book of Lists? (Taylor Trade Publishing) notes several sun-loving evergreen trees to hide ugly views:

?Emily Brunner? holly, ?Nellie Stevens? holly, ?Foster? holly, Eastern red cedar,
?D.D. Blanchard? magnolia, ?Little Gem? dwarf magnolia, Virginia pine and White pine.

I would add to this list 'Green Giant' arborvitae, 'Emerald Green' arborvitae, Japanese cryptomeria, 'Burford' holly and Arizona cypress.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Murky and is called "Japanese Garden"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.