Evergreen Broad Leaf Trees for screening

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Aine Lynch asked 10 years ago
I was wondering if you could suggest some attractive trees (at least 10ft tall but not necessarily too wide) to provide screening along a south westerly facing side wall in my suburban garden. I would like evergreen trees so that the screening is year round but I don’t particularly like conifers but I cant come up with anything on the plant finder or elsewhere. I saw something that I like, that looked like olive trees at about 12ft tall but I wasn’t sure if they would be hardy enough to grow so well in Ireland. We lost a lot of shrubs last winter so whatever we plant will need to be quite hardy.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Broadleaved evergreens are more attractive. To grow to 10 feet and more, laurel or holly are good. Also bay laurel or arbutus. All of these can be clipped.

Griselinia, pittosporum and olearia are not hardy in very severe weather.