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Fast-Growing Privacy Trees

We consider privacy trees that can grow 2 feet or more per year to be fast-growing. These trees can be planted closely together to quickly form fast growing hedges, privacy screens, windbreaks, and sound barriers. A majority of these trees are evergreen, but there are deciduous privacy trees like the Lombardy Poplar.

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fast growing privacy trees for zone 3 and zone 4

Fast Growing Privacy Trees for Zone 3 and Zone 4

For the coldest climates in the US, the Lombardy Poplar is your best bet for rapid privacy. This deciduous tree does lose its leaves, but it has close, dense branches that offer coverage throughout winter. This tree grows insanely fast, easily growing at a rate of 5 to 6 feet per year or more! The Blue Douglas Fir is a great option for Zone 4. Plant this tree in spring or summer in this area for best results.

fast growing privacy trees for zone 6

Fast Growing Privacy Trees for Zone 6

The best Fast Growing Privacy Trees for zone 6 are Lombardy Poplar, Blue Douglas Fir, Green Giant Thuja, Cryptomeria Radicans, and Carolina Sapphire Cypress. These fast growing trees make excellent privacy screens and windbreaks.

fast growing privacy trees for zone 7

Fast Growing Privacy Trees for Zone 7

Most of our fast growing privacy trees can grow in zone 7. If you are zone 7a (the colder part) look to trees that are recommended for zone 6 for the most cold hardy options. This means a harsh winter in your zone won’t affect your tree as much. Carolina Sapphire (Arizona) Cypress, Cryptomeria Radicans, Thuja Green Giant, Lombardy Poplar, Nellie Stevens Holly, and Leyland Cypress are fast growing trees that grow well anywhere within Zone 7. Italian Cypress and Wax Myrtles will perform best in zone 7b.

fast growing privacy trees for zone 8

Fast Growing Privacy Trees for Zone 8

All of our Fast Growing Privacy Trees grow in zone 8. Choose the Italian Cypress to add some drama and narrow height to tight spots in your landscape. Carolina Sapphire Cypress, Cryptomeria Radicans, Thuja Green Giant, and Wax Myrtle offer fast growing deer resistant privacy. The Leyland Cypress, Deodar Cedar, and Nellie Stevens Holly can easily take the heat and drought of zone 8 and zone 9.

Fast Growing Privacy Tree
Growth Rate (ft/yr)
Grow Zones
Mature Height (ft)
Mature Width(ft)
Spacing (ft)
Deer Resistant
2-3
4 to 7
70
15-20
8-10
X
3-4
5 to 9
20-30
15
6-8
X
3-5
5 to 9
30-40
15-20
8-10
X
2-3
7 to 9
70
20-40
10-15
X
2-3
7 to 10
50
3-5
3-4
-
3-5
6-10
40-60
15
5-10
-
5-6
3-9
40-60
10-12
6-8
-
2-3
6-9
25
8-10
5-6
-
3-5
5-9
40-60
10-15
5-8
X
3-5
7 to 10
15-20
6-10
5-6
X

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What You Need To Know Our Privacy Trees

Watch this video for information on our most popular privacy trees including Thuja Green Giant, Emerald Green Arborvitae, Nellie Stevens Holly, Leyland Cypress, Wax Myrtle, and Blue Point Juniper. We share tips on care, spacing, and getting the fastest privacy as well as information on growing zones, growth rate, and more.

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