The sunny days are still here and you have the right to enjoy your terrace or your garden. To protect yourself from prying eyes and comfortably enjoy your outdoor space, choose evergreen trees for privacy. It is actually the best way to create a natural barrier between you and your nearest neighbours. In addition, we have some ideas for you, both aesthetic and practical. Enjoy!
Why choose evergreen screen trees?
Choosing evergreen screen trees has certain advantages as they do not necessarily require a lot of maintenance. Novice gardeners will appreciate:
In addition, by selecting visually interesting species, you will have plenty of time to create a flowering hedge which, when it blooms, will add color to your outdoor space. As such, Portuguese Laurel is an easy-to-grow variety that is sure to live up to your expectations. Firstly, this shrub will give you a particularly dense plant hedge. In addition, as a screen, it will preserve your privacy while remaining visually aesthetic with its red berries in winter and white leaves in summer. You can climb along a gazebo or pergola without any problems. Results guaranteed!
To top it off, its thickest foliage will dampen noise while requiring almost no maintenance. In fact, the laurel likes the shade as much as the sun. It should only have an annual pruning, preferably at the end of winter. In general, it reaches a height of about 5 meters. Likewise, other varieties such as e.g. velvetleaf, thorn or privet other fast growing shrub options available to you. From a practical point of view, each of them has the ability to keep you quietly out of sight. Choose the one that suits you best!
Which tree to hide in front of?
If you have neighbors who are too close, or even too curious, you have the option of placing plants in your outdoor space. This both to preserve your privacy and also to hide you a little. In the city as in the countryside, you can benefit from plants in pots or in the ground, which grow very well. Thus, you kill two birds with one stone by greening your exterior while feeling out of sight. Here are 3 plant ideas that you can adopt without hesitation.
Our first choice is bamboo. The latter is known for its rapid growth and invasiveness. But don’t worry, because potted bamboo rarely exceeds three meters in height. It also adapts well to both sunny and shady locations. Of course, the best compromise remains partial shade. In addition, its evergreen will give a Japanese Zen garden atmosphere to your space. Thanks to bamboo, your terrace thus becomes a real place of well-being.
Our other option is star jasmine. It is truly a magnificent climbing plant with a very pronounced fragrance. Be aware that its growth is particularly fast: it can easily reach 5 meters in height. Star jasmine blooms all summer and delivers a bright, stunning look with its star-shaped flowers. To top it off, it is one of the easiest to grow. In addition, once established, this plant no longer requires any care. Finally, the star jasmine produces an all-white flower. It is a small shrub that proves to be a good choice among the list of climbing plants to cover a wall or fence.
On our podium we placed the honeysuckle, which can reach 3 to 5 meters in height. All it needs is a spot in partial shade for it to bloom fully. Note that there are many varieties 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 oil has many benefits. First, it will give off a delicious scent that will fill your room. Then it will also let the light pass through the foliage, while playing its role as a privacy screen wonderfully.