Best Trees for an Attractive Privacy Screen

When you think of privacy for your yard and outdoor spaces the go-to solution is to build a fence. Building a nice privacy fence can be a great option, but may not block visibility as much as you would like, and they aren’t always very pretty. One way to have the best of both worlds is to plant a row of trees to create a privacy screen. Follow along for some of the best trees for privacy.

Best Trees for an Attractive Privacy Screen


Ligustrum makes a very attractive privacy hedge. Also known as Privets, Ligustrum makes a great privacy plant because it tolerates a wide variety of conditions. They are also fast growing which means less time waiting for your privacy hedge to fill in.


Arborvitea are another popular and attractive privacy plant. There are a few different types of arborvitea, but they can be grown in zones 2-8 and are regarded as a good choice for privacy screens since they are fast growing and evergreen.


If you are looking for a plant that creates a lot of visual interest, then juniper may be what you are looking for. There are many varieties that range in size, shape, and color which means that there is a good chance you will find a type of juniper that is perfect for your landscape.


There are several types of holly which offer a range of aesthetic appeal for your landscape. Since holly is evergreen you will enjoy lovely foliage all year long, with a beautiful splash of color in the winter when holly bushes set berries. Planting a hedge of holly is an excellent choice because they are generally low maintenance. Keep in mind that like many hedges they will require occasional pruning.


Magnolia is a very popular landscape choice, especially across the Southern United States. There are also several varieties of magnolia to choose from. Magnolias are both evergreen and deciduous so, be sure to choose the right type for your yard. They also produce beautiful, fragrant blooms in a variety of colors from Summer to Winter depending on the variety.

There are so many options when it comes to choosing functional and attractive trees or hedges for your privacy screen. Fortunately Chambersville Tree Farms can help you select the perfect one. Contact us today and start creating your dream landscape!