10 Living Fence Ideas

Green hedge of thuja trees

Arborvitae for Year-Round Screening

To screen your property without a wood or vinyl privacy fence, plant a row of arborvitae, Thuja occidentalis. These tall evergreen trees grow straight up and, when properly spaced, overlap to provide privacy.

Some varieties like North Pole don’t grow as wide as others, making them good choices for smaller gardens or yards. North Pole arborvitae is hardy in United States Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness Zones 3 through 7. It grows 10 to 15 feet tall and four to five feet wide in full sun to part shade. One caution: Deer love it.

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