Privacy Trees

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 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 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 trees prefer well draining soil that is kept consistently moist. This is especially important 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.

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. 

There are more functions to these trees than just privacy. These fast growing trees can clean the air, block obnoxious sound, and protect from dangerous winds.  

Shop the best privacy trees including evergreen trees for sale, maple trees for sale and many other options for you to choose from for your landscape.