Top 5 Privacy Screen Plants To Grow In Your Garden

Top 5 Privacy Screen Plants To Grow In Your Garden

  Today we are getting straight into privacy screen plants. You wanted privacy and we delivered. This spring plant a hedge row of these trees and shrubs for some “private” reasons. Lets begin from number 1 to number 5.

1. Hazelnut Tree

One of the best things about the hazelnut tree is its ability to produce an edible nut. Whether for consumption by yourself or by nature’s furry creatures, such as squirrels and chipmunks, and other feathered friends like blue jays. The hazelnut tree grows to a height of 12 feet and stretches to a width of 8 feet. Growing them close together at around 10 feet apart allows them to form a magnificent hedge with dark green foliage in the summer, pale brown leaves in the fall. The catkins that hang in the winter time give a Christmas decoration feeling. When creating a hedge with hazelnuts, minimal pruning is necessary. The bushier, the better.
hazelnut tree - hazelnut shrub - Little tree Farm
hazelnut tree – hazelnut shrub – Little tree Farm

2. Elderberry

The elderberry, as the name suggests, produces an edible berry. Each individual berry is black in color and small in size. Fruiting each summer, they grow in large clusters of 50 or more berries to a bunch, with thousands of berries making up the canopy of the plant. Lime green leaves with grey stems and branches create a row of elderberry to separate areas of your property. One of the fastest-growing plants I know about. Commercial growers will cut their elderberry plants at ground level each winter, and they will grow between 6 – 9 feet every year.
elderberry fruits - Little Tree Farm
elderberry fruits – Little Tree Farm

3. American Highbush Cranberry

Birds will adore you for planting these easy-to-grow plants. The American Highbush Cranberry is a native plant of North America. Red berries adorn this tree each year from the fall into late winter, serving as a treat on those chilly days for birds who do not make the journey south. A larger type of shrubby tree, growing 15 – 20 feet high and 15 feet wide, this plant will give you plenty of privacy.
LITTLE TREE FARM - American highbush cranberry
LITTLE TREE FARM – American highbush cranberry

4. Nanking Cherry

An edible sour cherry about the size of a pea. An early and eye-pleasing pink blossom blooms each spring on these hardy and woody perennials. The Nanking Cherry can reach a height of 12 feet and has a spread of 8 feet on a mature plant. The small dark green leaves have a toothed shape outline and provide great coverage for birds wanting to nest in your garden. With such good width in these fully grown trees, you will not need many to fill your privacy screen.
nanking cherry bush in flower
nanking cherry bush in flower

5. Serviceberry

Another North American native tree, this berry producer gives a sweet tasting pear-flavored fruit each year into the summer. Easy picking and the size of blueberries – you’ll be delighted with this chosen gem. A special display of gorgeous white flowers in the springtime, it is one of the first trees you will notice in bloom. Prune the suckering branches into the shape of your privacy hedge and grow them close together. These are the tallest of my top 5 privacy screen plants to grow and can tower over the rest at 35-45 feet in mature heights.
serviceberry fruits - Saskatoon Berry - Little Tree Farm
serviceberry fruits – Saskatoon Berry – Little Tree Farm
The best place to get any of these privacy screen plants is your local nursery or any online nurseries such as Little Tree Farm. Check out their selection by clicking the link.      

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