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Best Trees For a Living Fence

Best Trees For a Living Fence

Posted by Tammy Sons on 2nd Jul 2019

Best Trees For Living Fences

Virginia Pine Tree - Pinus virginiana

Hardy to zone 6, this medium-size evergreen has a life span up to 90 years. The growth is fast at 8-12 inches per year with a height from 15-40 feet when mature. It grows well in clay type soil with drainage as well as tolerates pruning. This pine will grow in poor soil such as sandy loam but may stay smaller in size.

Spruce Pine Tree - Pinus glabra

Great for areas that are near water, this showy evergreen is often raised for Christmas trees. At maturity, this fast-growing tree grows over 20 feet when mature. It likes full sun and hardy in zones 4-9. The needles are short (1.5 - 4 inches) and flexible. This shapable conifer is a lovely ornamental addition to a landscape.

Bradford Pear - Pyrus calleryana

Not only a fast-growing tree, in Spring the Bradford Pear transforms into a brilliant burst of white flowers. In the fall, they have a spectacular leaf display of purple, orange, or pink colors. This pear tree provides fruit that is a favorite of songbirds. Mature growth can be as tall as 40 feet with a 20-foot spread. They are very happy in Zones 6-8 and can do well in hot, humid, and after established, drought conditions.

Lombardy Poplar Tree - Populus nigra 'Italica.'

In the fall the leaves of Lombardy Poplar turn into a stunning yellow pillar of color. Growing at an average of six feet per year, at full growth can reach up to 100 ft. Tall with a spread of 10 - 15 feet. This shapeable tree loves full sun but will tolerate partial shade in zones 3-9. Starting with smooth gray-green trunks, as the tree ages, the trunk turns black with attractive furrows hence the Latin name.

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