Privacy trees are a true staple piece to many gardens, lawns, and landscapes. Everybody loves having a bit of privacy in their backyard! Whether blocking a noisy neighbor from peeking into your yard, providing a green display of foliage year round with evergreen trees, or adding structure and character in your landscape - privacy trees have many functions!
Many of these trees are fast growing in nature and can provide you with the serenity you desire in no time. The fastest growing privacy tree is Thuja Green Giant which can go up to 3-5 feet per year.
Choosing Your Privacy Tree
Fast growing privacy trees can be divided into two categories: evergreen trees and deciduous trees. Evergreen trees are generally denser and have longer lives than deciduous trees. They will keep their green leaves throughout the year, unlike deciduous trees which will shed their leaves every year when the temperatures start to drop. Check out our Evergreen Tree Grow Guide.
The second thing that needs to be taken into account when choosing a new privacy tree (or any tree for that matter) is checking your zone. You can do this at the top left of our website. Growers do not want to plant trees or other plants that will not grow in their area through harsh winters or the hot summer heat.
Privacy trees and privacy hedges can come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. The mature height and width should be taken into regard before making the plunge. How much space will your tree need?
Each tree has slightly different care so do your research before selecting which tree you want. Check out the Top 5 Trees for Privacy to see which one is right for you.
Planting Your Privacy Tree
Privacy trees are generally low maintenance and once established require little to no work. Some may require pruning, fertilization, and mulching to survive.
Some things do need to be taken into consideration before planting your privacy tree. Have you found your planting site? Does this site have well draining soil, moist soil, sandy soil, or loamy soil?
Most privacy shade trees prefer well draining soil that is kept consistently moist. This is especially important in the first few years of planting to establish a strong and healthy root system. You should also check your planting site for if it is full sun or partial shade. Most privacy trees prefer full sun but some can tolerate shade.
Please see our Maple Tree Grow Guide for more information on where to plant and how to grow one of our more colorful privacy trees.
Will you be planting your new tree as a single specimen tree or as a privacy fence or screen? Spring or early fall is the best time of year to plant these trees so they have time to grow before the heat of summer or the cold of winter.
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Privacy Tree Care
How to Plant Privacy Trees
When planting Mature Trees for Privacy you will want to first know how far apart to plant them to get the look and privacy you want. Once you know this dig holes that are two times the size of the root ball. Next, fill the hole with new well-draining soil and place your trees in the holes. Lastly, backfill the hole and water your tree, you will want to water your newly planted tree daily for a month to ensure that it becomes established.
When to Plant Privacy Trees
The best time to plant privacy trees is in the spring or fall when weather and soil conditions are at their best.
Where to Plant Privacy Trees
Privacy trees can be used in your backyard, at the side of your house, and in your front yard. There are many uses for privacy trees whether it’s for the traditional privacy factor or to reduce outside noise from coming in.
When to Prune Privacy Trees
The best time to prune privacy trees is in late winter or early spring, right after the dormant season.
How to Prune Privacy Trees
When pruning your privacy trees you will want to cut any dead, diseased, or broken branches. Once these have been cut out you will want to shape your trees to your liking.
What Are the Fastest Growing Trees for Privacy
Some of the fastest growing privacy trees include; Thuja Green Giants, Leyland Cypress Trees, and Cryptomeria Radicans.
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