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Best Low Maintenance Privacy Evergreen Trees

Low-maintenance privacy evergreen trees are a great choice if you want to enjoy the benefits of privacy without having to invest a lot of time and effort into upkeep. Here are some low-maintenance evergreen trees that can provide privacy:

  1. Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis): Varieties like 'American Pillar' or 'Green Giant' are popular for their fast growth and minimal maintenance requirements. If needed they tolerate pruning well and can be easily shaped into a privacy screen.
  2. Cypress (Cupressaceae): ‘Murray’ or ‘Leyland’ are very popular in USDA zone 6 and warmer. They also respond well to pruning.

Less popular choices:

  1. Japanese Cedar (Cryptomeria japonica)
  2. Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana)
  3. Hinoki Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa)
  4. Nellie Stevens Holly (Ilex x 'Nellie R. Stevens')
  5. American Holly (Ilex opaca)
  6. Blue Atlas Cedar (Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca')
  7. Spartan Juniper (Juniperus chinensis 'Spartan')
  8. Siberian Cypress (Microbiota decussata)
  9. Canadian Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)

Remember that even low-maintenance trees may still need some care, especially during the initial establishment period. Regular watering, mulching, and occasional pruning can help ensure the health and vitality of your privacy trees.


5-6’ Canadian Hemlock waiting to be shipped

5-6’ Canadian Hemlock waiting to be shipped


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