Natural Hedges to block neighbors & privacy wall garden ideas


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Below are a list of plants and flowers that grow tall enough to create a hedge to block neighbors and ways to create a natural privacy wall.


Forsythia Spectabilis




Lilac hedge


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Oleander hedge


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Rose of Sharon hedge


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Canna flowers as hedges or secret garden


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Hollyhocks

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Sunflowers


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Hydrangeas



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Spirea Arguta


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Buddleia Butterfly bush

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flowering quince shrub


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Azalea shrub hedge


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Ornamental grasses


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Leylandii trees for hedging


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Photinia Red Robin


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Of course Evergreen trees, pines, and cedars are beautiful throughout the entire year and can create privacy within your yard. Also, these trees block the cold winds in the winter. Likewise, Bamboo plants can quickly grow creating a privacy wall. Other plants include: Weigela, Foxglove, Ornamental Millet (purple millet is very beautiful); Laurels such as Prunus Laurocerasus or Prunus Lusitanica for hedging; Ligustrum Trees and Shrubs; Viburnums; Holly varieties such as Ilex Aquifolium or Ilex Cornuta for hedging; and MagnoliaTrees.

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Well the obvious big problem with every single one of those ideas...is they will only be (somewhat) effective for 4-6 months out of the year in climates like mine.

The rest of the year, it's bare twigs and a panoramic view of your neighbors yard unless you're going for very well-tended evergreens (and not a single one of those examples featured evergreens.)

I recommend bamboo fence panels if you actually want year around privacy. The suggestions above are fine if you only want privacy for a few months a year. :)
 
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Of course Evergreen trees, pines, and cedars are beautiful throughout the entire year and can create privacy within your yard. Also, these trees block the cold winds in the winter

@Beth_B, Cassie K does mention pines and cedars in her narrative. Also many of the pictured photos are plants that are evergreens (depending on your climate), oleander is one example. Also she includes a photo of Lelandii which is a Cypress. Bamboo fence panels are fairly low maintenance and pretty too so they would be an attractive alternative, although the subject of the thread has to do with natural hedges (i.e. plants, trees, things that grow). ;)
 
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Well the obvious big problem with every single one of those ideas...is they will only be (somewhat) effective for 4-6 months out of the year in climates like mine.

The rest of the year, it's bare twigs and a panoramic view of your neighbors yard unless you're going for very well-tended evergreens (and not a single one of those examples featured evergreens.)

I recommend bamboo fence panels if you actually want year around privacy. The suggestions above are fine if you only want privacy for a few months a year. :)
Yes Bamboo works well and is lovely.
 
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