Landscaping IDEAS for Privacy Screening
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Landscape Design

Landscaping IDEAS for Privacy Screening

It’s prettier than a hedge and friendlier than a fence. What is it? An evergreen screen, featuring tough, easy-care plants. Hemlock, pine, and spruce anchor a mosaic of evergreens-with a few deciduous plants thrown in for contrast. This bed is about 15 feet wide and 30 feet long and intended for a sunny, well-drained site. Note: Plants are spaced closely for quick privacy. If space is lacking in your landscape, substitute dwarf cultivars or use fewer specimens.


A) Gold Coast juniper (Juniperus x pfitzeriana ‘Gold Coast’), Zones 4-9

B) Canada hemlock (Tsuga canadensis), Zones 4-8

C) Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii ‘Atropurpurea’), Zones 5-8

D) Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans ‘Variegata’), Zones 3-9

E) Threadleaf false cypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Golden Mop’), Zones 4-8

F) Bird’s-nest spruce (Picea abies ‘Nidiformis’), Zones 3-7

G) Wichita Blue juniper (Juniperus scopulorum ‘Wichita Blue’), Zones 3-7

H) Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus), Zones 4-9

I) Colorado blue spruce (Picea pungens f. glauca), Zones 2-8

J) Black Hills spruce (Picea glauca var. densata), Zones 2-6