tree options - Knowledgebase Question

Rancho Murieta, Ca
Question by jnjarealso
June 30, 2010
Hi, we are looking for some privacy tree that would canopy over a 6' fence and will grow about 16' tall. maybe an evergreen, and handle oak leaves, can you help us?

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010


Consider Leyland cypress? This 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. Hope one of these suggestions works for you in your landscape! Good luck!

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