What type evergreen is best for creating aprivacy fence?

Reply Sun 19 Feb, 2006 07:40 am
I live in Tennessee and I want to use evergreens to create a privacy fence for my parents house. I would like for it to be fast growing and grow to a minimum height of 15-20ft. Also, how should they be planted to create an effective privacy screen, in a straight line or checkerboard pattern?
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Reply Sun 19 Feb, 2006 09:07 am
Boxwoods and privets might be a bit small, but they could fill things out.

Arborvitae, bald cypress, sweetgum, cedar, lombardy poplar -- these are all possible but we'd more info on where you are because Tennessee has a few different growing zones. See: http://www.growit.com/bin/USDAZoneMaps.exe?MyState=TN
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Reply Sun 19 Feb, 2006 12:40 pm
How does pyracantha do in Tennessee? Not precisely evergreen, but doesn't drop its leaves in northern New Mexico either, and the thorns ensure privacy from anything up to a charging rhino.
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neko nomad
Reply Sun 19 Feb, 2006 12:42 pm
How quickly do you NEED a 15-20 ft. evergreen privacy fence ?

If cost is no problem, see a landscaping contractor & get a quote on putting in 15' cedars.

Affordable-sized trees of any kind will need at least ten years to get that tall.
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