Privacy trees are evergreen, making them perfect for privacy trees year-round. Eastern red cedar trees make an easy privacy fence to maintain. They may not be the fastest growing evergreen trees, but they are super easy to grow, low maintenance, and thrive in very little moisture. Their natural habitat is rocky low nutrient soils. Another excellent privacy plant is the privet hedge plant. Although they seldom grow over 12 feet in height, they are perfect to use beside fences, around pools, and for property lines. It's also a low-maintenance conifer that doesn't get so large it can be disruptive where it's planted near. Loblolly pine trees are also an easy conifer to plant and are perfect for keeping down heavy wind speeds noise; and also, it's great to protect from headlights on cars when you live on busy streets with lots of traffic.
Privacy Trees and The Many Uses In Landscaping
Advantages of Planting Evergreen Hedges
Evergreens are some of nature’s most versatile and beautiful plants. They can provide yearlong interest, remaining green even during brutal winters and providing dramatic color against a backdrop of snow. They are also perfect hiding places for birds who need to escape brutal winter wind and blistering summer sun.
In addition to providing shelter for the birds and yearlong visual interest in your landscaping, evergreen hedges can be the perfect choice for maintaining privacy while increasing the beauty and value of your home. Evergreen hedges such as the California Privet hedge grow in tight rows that can shelter your home and yard from neighbors without the annual cost and maintenance of a wooden fence. In addition, an evergreen hedge can grow taller and look more attractive compared to an 8’ tall privacy fence while also providing a sound barrier.
Privet hedges are fast growers and have dense, thick foliage that is difficult to see through. Some varieties also produce flowers that attract birds, bees, and other beneficial pollinators, making them ecologically responsible choices for your landscape.
Privacy Treescan tolerate a variety of weather conditions
Because of their dense foliage, evergreen hedges can withstand a variety of weather conditions, growing well even in mountainous areas that experience harsh winds. Unlike an artificial fence, evergreen hedges can reliably protect your privacy, as well as your property, regardless of the season and weather condition. An evergreen hedge can even act as a wind barrier, helping to prevent storm damage to your siding, gardens, landscape trees, or patio furniture.
Finally, evergreen hedges are also low maintenance, typically only requiring annual pruning to the desired height and shape. They will grow and fill in quickly with proper care, giving your property a lush, natural, and environmentally responsible green privacy fence that will keep your property looking beautiful throughout the year.