Sunny days are still here and you are right to enjoy your balcony or garden. To protect yourself from prying eyes and comfortably enjoy your outdoor space, choose evergreen trees for privacy. In fact, it is the best way to create a natural barrier between you and your closest neighbours. In addition, we have some ideas for you, both aesthetically and practically. Enjoy!
Why choose evergreen screen trees?
Choosing evergreen screen trees has certain advantages, as they do not necessarily require much maintenance. Novice gardeners will appreciate:
Plus, by choosing species that are visually interesting, you’ll have plenty of time to create a flowering hedge that, when flowered, will bring color to your outdoor space. As such, Portugal laurel is an easy-to-grow variety that can definitely meet your expectations. First, this shrub will provide you with a particularly dense vegetative hedge. Plus, as a screen, it will preserve your privacy while keeping you visually beautiful with its red berries in winter and white leaves in summer. You can climb it along the tree or pergola without any problem. Results are guaranteed!
On top of that, its thicker leaves will reduce noise while requiring virtually no maintenance. Indeed, laurel loves shade as much as it loves the sun. You will only need annual pruning, preferably at the end of winter. In general, it reaches a height of about 5 meters. Likewise, other cultivars such as velvet, bell or buckwheat are other fast-growing shrub options available to you. From a practical point of view, each of them has the potential to keep you quietly out of sight. Choose what suits you best!
What tree to hide in exchange for?
If you have neighbors who are very close or very curious, you have the option of placing plants in your outdoor space. This is, to maintain your privacy and also to hide you a bit. In the city as in the country, you can make use of plants in pots or in the ground that grow very well. Thus, you will kill two birds with one stone by greening your outer back while feeling out of sight. Here are 3 plant-based ideas that you can adopt without hesitation.
Our first choice is bamboo. The latter is known for its rapid growth and conquest. But do not worry, because bamboo in pots rarely exceeds three meters in height. It also adapts well to both sunny and shaded locations. Of course, the best compromise is partial shade. Plus, the greenery will give your space the atmosphere of a Japanese zen garden. Thus, thanks to bamboo, your terrace will become a real place of luxury.
Our second choice is Star Jasmine. It is indeed a wonderful climbing plant with a very pronounced aroma. Know that its growth is especially fast: it can easily reach 5 meters in height. Star jasmine blooms all summer long and provides a bright, starry appearance with its star-shaped flowers. To top it off, it’s one of the easiest types to grow. In addition, once established, this plant no longer needs any care. Finally, star jasmine produces an all-white bloom. It is a small shrub that turns out to be a good choice among the list of climbing plants to cover a wall or fence.
On the podium we put honeysuckle, which can reach a height of 3 to 5 meters. All it takes is a spot in partial shade to fully bloom. Note that there are many types of honeysuckle. Thus, you will be spoiled for choice between evergreen, deciduous or semi-evergreen foliage. You are free to create a beautiful green wall by installing it on a trellis for climbing plants. In addition, honeysuckle has many advantages. First, it will give a delicious scent that fills your space. Then, it will also allow light to pass through the foliage while playing its role as a great privacy screen.
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