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Planting for Beauty and Privacy

If you need privacy in your yard but cannot install a fence, you still have plenty of options. We have a great selection of deciduous and flowering shrubs, evergreen shrubs, vines, and tall grasses that can help you turn your property into a secluded retreat.

Evergreen Shrubs for Hedges

Wichita Blue Juniper- Thick and full with brilliant bright blue foliage all year round. Makes an excellent fast-growing backdrop for a screen, windbreak, or hedge. Plant in full sun. Drought tolerant once established. You can cut a few branches for Christmas time decorations with a juniper berry scent. The birds will also forage for the silvery blue berries that grace the branches in the late summer and winter.

Berri Magic Kids' Holly- A profusion of bright red berries fall through winter is assured because a male pollenizer is planted in the same container as the fruiting female. The x meserveae species is the hardiest of the hollies with glossy, blue-green leaves and purple stems. Ideal as a landscape accent, or planted in groups as a dense hedge or screen.

Green Mountain Boxwood- A vigorous evergreen shrub with bright green foliage that retains good color throughout winter. The upright, naturally cone-shaped habit makes it an excellent candidate for topiary forms, and a striking formal garden accent. Use in mass plantings to create either a free-form or a sculpted hedge.

Manhattan Euonymus- Broadleaf evergreen (in protected warm winter areas), grows to a height of 4-6 feet with a spread of 3-5 feet. Prefers part sun or filtered shade. Tolerates a wide range of soils and conditions, though does not like wet areas. A fast grower, great for a privacy screen.

Deciduous Shrubs for Hedges

Ivory Halo Dogwood- Prized for its colorful stems, variegated foliage, and compact size, this dwarf dogwood has brilliant red winter stems and showy, light green leaves with creamy white margins, but at only two-thirds the size of many of its species. Use to provide multi-season interest in shrub borders, mass plantings, or as a low hedge.

Center Glow Ninebark- Striking newly emerging foliage is bright rosy red with a golden yellow center. Foliage matures to deep burgundy followed by clusters of contrasting white flowers and finally bright red fruit. A great choice for a background shrub or an informal hedge.

Snow White Mock Orange- A repeat flowering selection, Snow White boasts 2" double flowers in clusters that bloom abundantly in spring and then again in summer. A versatile shrub with pure white, deliciously fragrant flowers, it will shine as a single specimen or thrill when planted as a group to form a spectacular hedge. Attractive foliage on gracefully arching branches guarantees easy placement in the garden with other flowering shrubs.

Dwarf Burning Bush- A sensational accent or natural hedge prized for its intense scarlet red fall coloring. The interesting, compact, mounded form displays attractive rich green leaves spring through summer.

2 thoughts on “Planting for Beauty and Privacy

  1. Thanks for sharing this! I am about to start on a privacy fence adventure and these trees are all unique

    1. Awesome! Best of luck on your adventure! 🙂

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