Planting suitable trees for privacy

Grace O\’Driscoll asked 13 years ago
I have a medium size suburban garden, south facing and overlooked by upstairs windows of my neighbours houses. I would like to plant trees along the back wall that would give the garden and patio area privacy. I would prefer evergreen trees to give privacy all year round and not necessarily all the same type of tree. Would you have any suggestions?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
It is not necessary to have evergreen trees for privacy. Deciduous trees give a nice veil that is usually adequate.

There are plenty of broadleaved evergreens to choose from, such as griselinia, laurel, pittosporum, hoheria, holly and olearia.

You can clip these into a hedge if you have not enough space.

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