While an impressive fence does provide a welcome sense of privacy, even the nicest ones can have the unfortunate effect of shouting “keep out”. Tall, thick, and dense evergreen shrubs on the other hand, also provide that sense of solitude, but do so with a leafy-whisper.
Sounds nice, right? Here then are ten excellent tall shrubs to consider when landscaping for privacy. They range from tall to very tall, and all are easy to grow, durable, and fuss-free.
(Many plants have a wide range of zones. You might also check out this companion post for more choices. Also, many communities have height restrictions for hedges as they do for fences. It’s always a good idea to check with your city for guidelines.)
Camellias make great hedges as they’re lovely year-round with the bonus of late fall into winter blooms.This one’s covered in large, semi-double, fluffy flowers in late winter. Up to 10 ft. tall and wide. Filtered sun. Zone: 7 – 10