Privacy trees are an attractive option for blocking views and do a better job of blocking noise than wooden fences.More Information
The best privacy trees will offer a fast rate of growth. Look for features like disease and deer resistance, drought tolerance, and low maintenance. The most popular privacy trees are Leyland Cypress, Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae, and Italian Cypress but there are many more options to choose from that may be better suited to your region or your yard.
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 .
For more information on the fast growing privacy trees check out this fastest growing privacy trees blog post.
For instant privacy, pick out larger privacy trees and hedges. Be sure to stagger your trees by planting 2 rows. For something like Thuja Green Giant or Leyland Cypress plan for about 6 to 8 feet between trees on the diagonal. This will leave you with about 6 to 10 feet of space between each tree within the rows and the rows will be approximately 4 to 6 feet apart.