Trees for privacy

I found this post which might be helpful

It might be an alternative to add a trellis to an existing fence or wall and have vines running along it. Trouble with trees is they can block light, the rapid growing ones can grow out of control and slower growing ones can take years to become effective.

Good luck hopefully you will get some better replys.


  • Gold1locksGold1locks Posts: 498

    Depends how tall you need them. Cotoneaster x wateriii, photinia are two that grow pretty quickly but don't grow higher than around 12 feet. both are evergreen, and can be bought relatively inexpensively as shrubs. I have just planted some cotoneasters for MIL, cost £7 each and will grow at around 2 feet a year. Wonderful red berries in winter - birds love them. 

  • Thank u for responses. Have now opted for climbers on the fence with additional trellis..

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