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Conifers, pine trees, privet hedges, and cedar trees make great privacy fences

Are you frustrated by excessive traffic noise? Want to avoid nosey neighbors? Need to slow or redirect strong winds? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions then our affordable conifers are for you. We stock a great range of evergreen conifers including cedar trees, pine trees and privet hedge trees. You can even buy an American holly tree from us. And all of these trees make great hedges, fantastic windbreaks and perfect privacy screens.

Large privacy conifers

With increasingly small block sizes comes new challenges when it comes to maintaining privacy. And when your neighbor lives in a multi-story home, it’s even harder to maintain privacy in your yard. That’s where large, evergreen conifers come into the picture.

By planting a row of large conifers, you can build an effective privacy screen that will enable you and your family to enjoy your outdoor space without having to worry about any nosey neighbors. And with many of our large conifers growing to over 20 feet in height at maturity, you can even shelter your yard from the prying eyes of a neighbor in a two-story house.

The best things about using a living privacy screen are that they’re effective, they’re affordable and they’re beautiful. They’re also low maintenance. There’s no need to paint a fence when you’re using a living privacy screen.

Conifers should be carefully chosen to make the ideal hedge or fence

Small evergreen hedges for privacy and style

If a large privacy screen isn’t for you, perhaps you’re in the market for a neatly trimmed evergreen hedge. Evergreen hedges are great for shielding your front yard from passers-by. They’re also the perfect addition to a formal garden.

If you’re looking to create a small evergreen hedge, then check out our fantastic range of privet varieties. They’re all perfect for a formal hedge or privacy fence.

Privet plants for the perfect hedge

There’s something about a privet hedge that says ‘home’. They make a gorgeous alternative to a metal or wooden fence and can add a touch of sophistication to any garden. And they don’t just have to be the stereotypical green. You can choose California privet or regal privet for a classic look. Or if you prefer something a little different, try our beautiful northern privet, which is a brighter, more vibrant green, or our stunning golden privet, which, as its name suggests, produces spectacular golden colored leaves or ‘needles’.

Conifers are for an evergreen, living fence for your school or business

Looking for a living fence option for your school or business? Our beautiful conifers aren’t just for home gardens. They’re all suitable for schools and businesses and we find privet hedges are a popular choice among schools in particular. Pair a privet hedge with a few fruit trees and some flowering perennials, and you’ve got yourself a lovely green space that will help students learn and employees work more effectively and efficiently.

Pro tip:

When planting trees to produce a hedge, consider how deep you’d like your hedge to be. Many inexperienced gardeners plant their trees either too close together or too far apart but there’s a simple way to determine what the ideal separation is based on your target depth for your hedge: however deep you want your hedge to be, that’s how far apart you should space your trees. Following that rule of thumb will enable you to grow a lovely, full hedge without any of the holes that result from pruning back your hedge too far or spacing your trees too far apart.

So if you want to grab a fantastic deal some beautiful conifers for your home, school or business, all our conifers are hardy, mature specimens that will bring privacy and joy.

Evergreen Conifers
The botanical term "evergreen" is used to describe trees which have leaves all year long and tend to remain green. While the name includes many different types of trees, most conifers are considered to be evergreen. Duly classified evergreen conifers belong to the division Pinophyta. Members of this division are popularly known as pine cone trees. Most evergreen conifers are found in the northern hemisphere because the colder climates are much better suited for their growth. There are relatively few species within the Pinophyta division, but the few within the division are of great ecological importance.

Evergreen conifers are generally tall trees with monopodial growth forms, which means that evergreen conifers consist typically of one tree trunk with multiple branches sticking out. They are always woody plants with long, thin, and needle-like leaves. The leaves of an evergreen conifer may be broad and flat, or they may form a spiral pattern. The size of these leaves may be as small as 2 mm or may reach a remarkable 400 mm.

The reproduction of the evergreen conifer revolves around its signature pine cones. The conifer cone is the organ of the conifer that contains its reproductive system. The female cone is generally large, woody, and produces seeds while the pollinating male cone is smaller and herbaceous. The reproductive cycle of an evergreen conifer can range anywhere from 1 to 3 years depending on the species in question. As the trees mature, the cones open up and release the seeds into the atmosphere. These then produce even more evergreen conifers and continue the process.

As conifers grow, they can reach relatively large sizes compared to many other trees. Evergreen conifers can quickly reach a height of 600 M under the right conditions. This growth happens over the years and usually goes into multiple decades before finally ending. Evergreens, and trees, in general, tend to be some of the longest living organisms on planet Earth. Most evergreen conifers will live for centuries at a time. In some extreme cases, evergreen conifers have managed to live for thousands of years.

Evergreen Conifers: Spruce Pine, Yellow Pine, Ponderosa Pine
Few trees are as majestic as an evergreen conifer. Even the most gnarly little pine tree has its beauty and improves even a small yard or garden. Here are three pine trees to consider for a garden:

Spruce Pine
The spruce pine is a coastal pine of the south, found from the southern part of South Carolina, down to the south part of Florida and into Georgia. It likes moist soils and places of high humidity. It has two soft, slender, twisted, mid-green needles to a stalk. They grow from 1 1/2 to 3 inches long. The cones are small, symmetrical, and brown. The spruce pine grows to between 66 and 115 feet tall.

Yellow Pine
Yellow pine is a generic name for several species of pine, including the longleaf, the shortleaf and loblolly pine. The loblolly is a mighty pine tree that can grow on poor soil and is known for its sweet-smelling resin, turpentine content and unusually long, bright green needles. Its fragrance gives it the name of “Frankincense Pine.” The loblolly’s needles can grow between 6 and 9 inches long and are slightly twisted, with tiny teeth. As with other “yellow” pines, the bark of the loblolly is an attractive reddish-brown with irregular fissures.

Ponderosa Pine
The ponderosa pine is a famously tall tree of the American West. At maturity, it can be between 100 and 200 feet tall. It has a long, clean trunk that expands into branches reasonably close to the top. When the young shoots are broken off, they smell like oranges. The branches are stout, spreading and sometimes drooping, and the bark is reddish-brown with scales that thicken as the tree ages. The needles come three to a sheath and are either dark yellow or yellowish-green, and the cones are borne singly or in clusters. The Ponderosa pine is also called the western yellow pine.

Cedar Tree
Cedar Tree - Cedrus. Cedar Trees are natives of the Mediterranean and the far west Himalayas. They have a pleasant smell due to their resinous wood. Cedars are coniferous trees that can grow up to sixty meters tall. They range in color due to the thickness of the wax layer on their needled leaves. They are medium to dark or bluish-green. Their wood is covered with thick, rough, and cracked bark. They are highly adaptive to mountainous areas and temperate forests. Cedars are farmed in climates that don't regularly fall below -13 degrees Fahrenheit. However, some species of cedars are heartier and can live in temperatures a few degrees lower. The Cedar tree has cones that are like those from fir trees. The cones on a cedar tree take about a year to fully mature. Their limbs hang flat and wide with spiral clusters of evergreen colored leaves.

The scientific name Cedrus is derived from the Latin word kédros. This is the same derivation that we get the phrase citron or citrus from. Cedars are closely related to Juniper trees, but not so close to the fir tree as initially thought. There are many other species of Cedar trees. These are all similar, yet from different areas of the world. Other species include Atlas, Cyprus, Deodar, Lebanon, and Turkish Cedar.

Cedar trees are used in horticulture. They're grown on tree farms and sold as a decoration for the holidays. They're used to make cedar chests, although in North America the Juniperus virginiana is used in their place. Juniperus virginiana is also known as the Red Cedar. Genuine Cedar trees are not native to North America. The foul-tasting resin from Cedarwood is used to repel moths from clothing. This is the origin of the Cedar's chest. Cedar is also a fast-burning wood that emits a sweet-smelling smoke.