The top 5 most popular privacy trees from Nature Hills Nursery. http://www.naturehills.com/trees/privacy-trees 1. Green Giant Arborvitae - http://www.naturehills.com/arborvitae-green-giant 2. Nellie Stevens Holly - https://www.naturehills.com/holly-nellie-stevens 3. Emerald Green Arborvitae - https://www.naturehills.com/arborvitae-emerald 4. Leyland Cypress - https://www.naturehills.com/leyland-cypress 5. Cryptomeria Radicans - https://www.naturehills.com/cryptomeria-radicans Transcript: Whether you’re wanting to block an unsightly view, need a wind or noise break, or maybe you want to create a private outdoor living space, there are many options when it comes to privacy trees. #5 Cryptomeria Radicans – botanical name: Cryptomeria japonica var. sinensis Cryptomeria Radicans, also known as Japanese Cedars is a fast growing evergreen. It will grow up to 45 feet in height with a 20 foot spread. It thrives in full sun to partial shade. It’s easy to grow, tolerant of a variety of soil conditions, even including clay. #5 Cryptomeria Radicans Grow zones: 5 – 9 Fast growing evergreen Great for privacy and windbreak Adaptable to a variety of soils #4 Leyland Cypress botanical Cypress, x Cupressocyparis leylandii The Leyland Cypress is prized for its fast-growing and hardy nature. It can reach 60-90 feet in height with 15-25 foot spread. Its classic upright pyramid shape and blueish green color make this a landscapers favorite for a privacy tree #4 Leyland Cypress Grow zones 5 thru 9 Fast-Growing Lovely natural color and shape #3 Emerald Green Arborvitae Botanical Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd', The emerald green arborvitae is perfect for those who don’t want a tall tree. It keeps a tight pyramid shape & grows to about 12 to 14 feet. Space them 4 to 6 feet apart to create a dense, lush green privacy hedge. It maintains its tight form, so it rarely needs pruning. #3 Emerald Green Arborvitae Grow zones 2 – 7 Fast growing Great as a privacy hedge #2 Nellie Stevens Holly botanical name: Ilex x 'Nellie R. Stevens' The Nellie Stevens is THE fastest growing holly commercially available. It grows up to 3 feet a year. They grow up to 20 to 25 feet but can stand heavy pruning to keep them ay any height you desire. The classic dark green glossy leaves hollies are known for and the winter red berries make this our number 2 most popular privacy tree. #2 Nellie Stevens Holly Planting Zones: 6-9 Fast growing Shade tolerant #1 Green Giant Arborvitae – botanical: Thuja plicata 'Green Giant' Green Giant Arborvitae, also known as Thuja Green Giant, is our most popular privacy tree and for good reason. It grows up to an amazing 5 feet per year. It is the fastest growing evergreen tree. They have an enticing, cedar like aroma & thick, soft, dark green foliage. To create a beautiful living wall shielding you from unwanted views, noise and wind, you can’t go wrong with the green gisnt arborvitaes #1 Green Giant Arborviate Planting zones: 5-8 Great for privacy Fastest growing evergreen
Watch the full episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNF-kUSfy80 Roger Cook helps a homeowner plant a living privacy screen. (See below for shopping list, tools, and steps.) Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thisoldhouse Watch new episodes of Ask TOH: http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/tv/ask-toh/video/0,,,00.html Shopping List for How to Plant a Privacy Screen: - Hatfield yews - Lilac trees - Ornamental grasses - Loam and compost, to amend the soil - Starter fertilizer, for promoting healthy roots - Bark mulch Tools List for How to Plant a Privacy Screen: - Pointed shovel - Plastic tarps, to hold excavated soil - Three-tine cultivator, for loosening matted root balls - Wheelbarrow Steps for How to Plant a Privacy Screen: 1. Set the potted yews, lilacs, and ornamental grasses in place randomly along the inside and outside of the fence line. Leave room between the plants to accommodate future growth. 2. Use a pointed shovel to cut a circle into the lawn around each potted plant. 3. Next, use the shovel to remove the grass from within each circle, then dig planting holes that are two to three time wider than the containers. Shovel the soil onto plastic tarps. 4. Use a three-tine cultivator to scratch loose the matted root balls of each plant. 5. Set a plant into its hole, making sure the top of the root ball is slightly above grade. If it's sitting too low, add more soil to the hole. 6. Rotate the plant so that its best-looking side is facing forward. 7. Mix loam and compost in a wheelbarrow. 8. Mix some loam-and-compost mixture with the excavated soil, then sprinkle on some starter fertilizer. 9. Use the shovel to mix in the fertilizer, then backfill around the plant. Don't put any soil on top of the root ball. 10. Repeat the previous steps to plant the remaining plants. 11. Use the end of the shovel handle to poke holes around each plant, then thoroughly water all the plants. Water once a week until the plants are fully established. 12. Spread 2 to 3 inches of bark mulch around plants. Follow This Old House and Ask This Old House: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThisOldHouse Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisoldhouse https://twitter.com/asktoh Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thisoldhouse/ G+: https://plus.google.com/+thisoldhouse/posts Instagram: http://instagram.com/thisoldhouse Tumblr: http://thisoldhouse.tumblr.com/
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