With a little effort and know-how, you could enjoy the privacy that comes with living in your own backyard hideaway. There are a few options for buying privacy trees, such as Leyland Cypress, American Holly, and Emerald Green Arborvitae. You can get them at most home improvement, and gardening stores like, or order them online from specialized tree nurseries. The good news is that privacy trees don’t need to cost a fortune. Let’s look at some cheap fast growing privacy trees.
Which varieties of trees to plant?
You’ll want to look for something that can grow tall fast. You don’t want to have to wait years for your trees to grow high enough to block the view from your neighbors. Fast-growing trees like the Thuja Green Giant or the Laylande Cypress can get you started right away.
Another important factor is whether you live in an area with a lot of wind. If your trees are going to be planted right next to your house, then it’s important that they don’t overgrow and fall on top of it when they are fully grown. Wind-resistant trees like the Yoshino Cherry or the Green Ash can withstand harsh winds without toppling over.
You may also want to consider whether or not you want your trees in full bloom. If you do, then try looking at varieties like the Golden Rain Tree, red twig dogwood, or Crabapple that flower in the spring. Additionally, many trees have leaves that change colors in the fall, adding extra beauty to your yard.
When planting trees and shrubs, ensure that you live in the right climate for them to thrive. Always check your USDA zone when choosing new plants and research the soil type, sunlight needs, and care tips to ensure that your tree will be planted in the correct spot and well cared for.
If you have pests or wildlife visiting your garden regularly, you may want to choose a pest-resistant shrub such as the deer-resistant sensation lilac or the mosquito-repelling European pennyroyal.
Other trees and shrubs to consider include the following:
Green Columnar Juniper
- USDA Zone 4 to 9
- Fairly drought tolerant needs to be watered occasionally
- Grows up to 15 feet tall
- Likes well-draining soil
- USDA Zone 5b through 8a
- Hardy trees that produce beautiful blooms in the spring
- Grows to 20 feet
- Can cope with variations in temperature and grows well in USDA zone 3 to 9
- Requires a lot of space; can grow up to 70 feet tall
Thuja Green Giant
- USDA hardiness zone 5 to 9
- Grows up to 60 feet
- An evergreen shrub
Golden Rain Tree
- 30 to 40 feet
- USDA Zone 5 through 9
- Flowers July to August
Red Twig Dogwood
- A compact tree that grows 8 feet tall
- Adds color to your yard
- USDA zone 2 to 9
- 25 to 30 feet
- USDA zone 5 to 8
- Grows up to 15 feet depending on variety
- Adds color and texture to your yard
- USDA zones 5 through 9
- USDA zone 5 to 9
- Grows 15 to 30 feet in height
- USDA zone 5 to 8
- 5 to 10 feet tall and also spreads as far
Other trees and shrubs that grow well in USDA zones 5 through 9 include:
- White Panicle Hydrangea
- Dwarf Burning Bush
- Summer Blooming Ninebark
- American Beauty Berry
- Lilac tree
- Leyland CypressEmerald Green Arborvitae
There are many great value-for-money trees that grow quickly with the right care. These trees can provide you with privacy and help you create a beautiful yard. You’ll be able to entertain friends and family in your yard or sit peacefully in the sun while blocking out the view of nosy neighbors.
Once you’ve made a decision on what type of tree you want and where to plant it. With time and care, you’ll be enjoying the privacy and beauty of your very own unique and beautiful backyard hideaway.