16 January 2018
Screening trees often have a clear stem to reach up to fence panel height of around 1.8-2m with a full-bushy canopy above. This type of screening is particularly useful if you are overlooked by neighbouring properties, would like to draw the eye towards a specific feature, or would like to retain lower level exposure i.e. of an attractive wall or area.
We can also supply feathered trees that have full growth from the ground upwards and offer the same screening ability.
Generally, evergreens are preferred for this purpose and can be planted densely to achieve maximum effect from the offset. However, planting a selection of trees, if space allows, can provide rich contrast and seasonal interest.
We can supply a range of quality trees for decorative or screening, which are particularly useful to create privacy in your garden.
Our top 10 screening trees
1. Ilex aquifolium (English Holly)
2. Magnolia grandiflora Gallisoniensis (Magnolia Bull bay)
3. Prunus laurocerasus (Cherry Laurel)
4. Quercus ilex (Holm Oak)
5. Taxus baccata (English Yew)
6. Thuja occidentalis Brabant (White Cedar)
7. Thuja plicata (Western Red Cedar)
8. Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam)
9. Populus nigra Italica (Lombardy Poplar)
10. Quercus robur Fastigiata Koster (Cypress Oak)
For more details on each of these trees, see our news blog including Ideal Conditions and Maximum Height.