Landscape Ideas: Large Privacy Screen Plants

Kinsey Family Farm Thuja occidentalis Degroots Spire Arborvitae

Arborvitae ‘Degroot’s Spire’

Thuja occidentalis ‘Degroot’s Spire’ arborvitae. For narrow space privacy screens at 20′ tall and 4′ – 5′ wide. ‘Degroot’s Spire’ has a beautiful, tall habit and can be the best choice for planting between close spaced houses or buildings for a privacy fence or screen. Deep green foliage and a twisted texture on pyramidal form. ‘Degroot’s Spire’ tolerates pruning to create a formal, tailored column.

Kinsey Family Farm Thuja occidentalis Arborvitae Green Giant

Arborvitae ‘Green Giant’ Western

Thuja standishii x plicata ‘Green Giant’ Western Red Cedar 30-50′. Fast growing evergreen tree, an ideal choice for large privacy screen or tall windbreak. ‘Green Giant’ arborvitae has an upright, pyramidal shape and often used as substitute for Leland cypress.Planted in rows, ‘Green Giant’ makes a stunning backdrop in a landscape as a solid living fence for privacy. Soft foliage is dark green and dense. ‘Green Giant’ arborvitae holds its color during winter months without browning or yellowing. Prefers full sun but will tolerate some afternoon shade. Plant in a well drained area. Medium to fast growth rate.

Kinsey Family Farm Blue Atlas Cedar

Cedar Blue Atlas

Cedrus atlantica Blue Atlas Cedar 30-40′ Evergreen. A beautiful conifer with irregular, wide pyramidal which makes an excellent specimen tree. Blue Atlas Cedar has densely spaced, stunning, silver blue needles. In a winter landscape the icy color of Blue Atlas Cedar is striking and provides unique year round interest. Clusters of stiff green or blue green needles are on open, elegant branches which are almost horizontal. The conical form of a young tree quickly adds a fine, established look to the landscape.

Kinsey Family Farm Deodar Cedar Trees

Cedar Deodar

Deodar Cedar 30-40′. A graceful evergreen conifer which has sweeping branches and blue green foliage, Deodar Cedar is a large tree which will shine in any landscape design. A great choice for a focal point or as a backdrop for smaller flowering trees or shrubs, Deodar Cedar brings an elegant look to a property. Works well as a privacy screen and may be planted with alternating darker green large trees to add interesting color contrast when planted as a living wall or fence.
See: Cedar Trees.

Kinsey Family Farm Cryptomeria Radicans

Cryptomeria ‘Radicans’

Cryptomeria ‘Radicans’ japonica Japanese cedar 30-40′ evergreen conifer tree ideal for a large space privacy fence or property border windbreak. Cryptomeria ‘Radicans’ is Similar to ‘Yoshino’, but compared to ‘Yoshino’, ‘Radicans’ has a slightly denser habit and a more columnar growth form. With a graceful shape and tall form, ‘Radicans’ may be planted in rows for a tall living wall or hedge.Medium to fast growing.

Kinsey Family Farm Blue Ice Arizona Cypress

Cypress ‘Blue Ice’ Arizona

Cuppressus arizonica var. glabra Arizona Cypress ‘Blue Ice’ 30′ evergreen tree. A conifer with aromatic blue gray needles and conical shape. An attractive choice for a fast growing privacy screen a;ong a property border or open space. The striking color of ‘Blue Ice’ makes a dramatic focal point in any landscape. ‘Blue Ice’ Arizona cypress prefers hot, dry conditions and will be drought tolerant once established, ideal for Georgia growing conditions. Thrives in full sun but can handle a small amount of partial shade.

Kinsey Family Farm Carolina Sapphire Cypress

Cypress Carolina Sapphire

Cuppressus arizonica Arizona Cypress Carolina Sapphire 30-40′ Evergreen Conifer. Conical shaped conifer. A fast growing evergreen tree g for privacy screens or a living fence. Needles are a handsome gray blue and aromatic. Carolina Sapphire cypress has a conical, upright form with sweeping, evergreen branches. Carolina Sapphire cypress is low maintenance and drought tolerant once established.

Kinsey Family Farm Mediterranean Italian Cypress

Cypress Italian Mediterranean

Cupressus sempervirens Italian Cypress or Mediterranean Cypress 30′. Evergreen conifer. Italian cypress is ideal for formal landscape designs. It has a slender, tall columnar form and deep green color with an elegant appearance. The deep green of the needles may take on a hint of blue. Mediterranean Italian Cypress is an outstanding choice for planting along a driveway or as a privacy hedge between homes.

Kinsey Family Farm Leyland Cypress

Cypress Leyland Cypress

Leyland Cypress 50′ Evergreen conifer. Leyland cypress is often used for living fences and privacy screens. They are fast growing trees for sunny and difficult spots. Leyland cypress produces a thick, evergreen coverage and can grow tall enough to hide large buildings or be used as a windbreak in an open area.

Kinsey Family Farm Hinoki Cypress Willamette Elegance

Cypress Hinoki ‘Willamette Elegance’

Cuppressus Chamaecyparis obtusa Hinoki Cypress ‘Willamette Elegance’ 25′. Japanese Hinoki with a deep green, upright shape. Foliage forms an elegant leaves in classic fan shape. Needles have a rich color which holds well year round. ‘Willamette Elegance’ can add a unique look to a landscape.

Eastern Hemlock

Tsuga canadensis Eastern Hemlock 40′ – 70′. Eastern hemlock, eastern hemlock spruce or Canadian hemlock. A dense, pyramidal conifer which is a member of the pine family. Eastern Hemlock is one of the most beautiful native conifers with sweeping, graceful branches and needles which are soft to the touch. It is an important native tree for wildlife making it suitable for a habitat garden and wildlife friendly yard. In the forest Eastern hemlock is found growing on river shores and moist areas. It is adaptable to ponds or creeks in a residential landscape but will tolerate drier areas if watered well when young.

Holly ‘Emily Bruner’

Ilex x ‘Emily Bruner’. A female holly with red berries which will attract birds and bring color to the winter garden. Tree form evergreen shrub 20′ with pyramid shape, an attractive choice for planting privacy screens and hedges. Foliage is dark green and dense. Leaves are slightly larger than ‘Nellie Stevens’ holly. ‘Emily Bruner’ works well as a focal point specimen or backdrops in border gardens. Colorful berries in fall.

Kinsey Family Farm Ilex x attenuata Foster's Holly

Holly ‘Foster’s’

Ilex x attenuata ‘Fosteri’ Foster’s Holly pyramidal 20′. Color is a medium green with bright red berries in fall and pointed leaves. Foster’s holly is a good choice for tree forming and is suitable for foundation planting, large living fences and as a tall privacy hedge. Makes a great backdrop in a border garden.

Kinsey Family Farm Nellie R. Stevens Holly

Holly ‘Nellie R. Stevens’

Ilex x Hybrid holly ‘Nellie R. Stevens’ evergreen shrub 15-20′. A hermaphrodite tree form holly with both male and female flower parts in each flower. ‘Nellie R. Stevens’ does not need a male plant for pollination and berry production. ‘Nellie R. Stevens’ holly has glossy, deep green leaves and pyramidal shape. The color is among the darkest green of the holly cultivars. Bright red berry persist during winter and are highly attractive to birds. ‘Nellie R. Stevens’ is striking in a landscape when used as a specimen tree and the dense foliage make it effective if planted as a large privacy screen hedge.
See: Hollies.

Kinsey Family Farm Brackens Brown Beauty Magnolia

Magnolia ‘Bracken’s Brown Beauty’

NATIVE. Magnolia grandiflora Southern magnolia ‘Bracken’s Brown Beauty’. Evergreen tree 20-30′. A southern magnolia with an oval crown and pyramidal growing habit. ‘Bracken’s Brown Beauty’ has the classic leathery textured, oblong, leaves which Southern Magnolias are known for. Foliage is dark, glossy green on top with a beautiful cinnamon brown underside. In the spring ‘Bracken’s Brown Beauty’ puts forth creamy white, large, fragrant saucer shaped blooms. Glowers mainly during late spring with sporadic bloom produced throughout summer. Works well when planted as a tall privacy hedge, back of a border tree or individual specimen.

Kinsey Family Farm D.D. Blanchard Magnolia

Magnolia ‘D.D. Blanchard’

NATIVE. Magnolia grandiflora Southern magnolia ‘D.D. Blanchard’. Large evergreen tree 50′. Big, glossy leaves are rusty brown orange underneath in a lighter color than other southern magnolia cultivars. ‘D.D. Blanchard’ is dense with a compact growth habit. Big, show stopping blooms are creamy white, globe shaped and very fragrant. ‘D.D. Blanchard’ is a best idea for landscape use as a tall growing, dense privacy screen or back of a border tree.
See: Magnolia Trees.

Kinsey Family Farm Picea pungens Colorado Blue Spruce

Spruce Colorado Blue

Picea pungens Colorado Blue Spruce 30-60′. A handsome tree with rigid, densely covered, tiered branches that have stiff gray blue needles. Colorado Blue Spruce grows in a classic pyramid form and is a best choice for a large screen, tall privacy plantings in groups or rows or as a backdrop. The silver blue tint to the needles will set off a border garden and stand out in a landscape. The smoky color is show stopping when paired with a darker green such as Norway spruce.

Kinsey Family Farm Columnar Norway Spruce

Spruce Columnar Norway

Picea abies ‘Cupressina’ Columnar Norway Spruce 20′ x 5- 6’w. Elegant columnar spruce tree variety, perfect when planted as a specimen, as a perimeter planting along a driveway or at a front door. Columnar Norway Spruce has a densely branching, slender, formal, uniform growth habit with branches that reach the ground. Deep green evergreen needles curve slightly on closely set branches. Columnar Norway Spruce is ideal when used as a formal, uniform narrow space windbreak or between houses and buildings as a tall privacy wall.

Kinsey Family Farm Picea abies Norway Spruce Tree

Spruce Norway

Picea abies Norway Spruce Evergreen Conifer 60-80′. Fastest growing of the spruces. Graceful, strong branches are covered with dark green, attractive needles. Branches develop a sweeping, pendulous habit as the tree matures. Norway Spruce is ideal when grown as privacy hedge, noise abatement or wind break. Does well in Georgia landscapes.
See: Spruce Trees.