Privacy With Trees (Different Choices,Different Ideas)

16th, 2012
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Most of us want it, some of us try to do it, and the majority of us do not have it. We are talking about privacy in our own homes and yards. Do you have that snoopy neighbor who is always peeking into your yard much less your windows? When you are trying to relax in your yard, do you have those neighbors who feel it is a requirement to come on over and talk for hours keeping you from your peace and quiet time you wanted just for yourself? Well there are a few options that i like to mention.

PHOTINIAS:One of them is Photinia serrulata `red robin`.For those who have visited our garden centre must have seen them.As i put them in a line to have some privacy from the busy 22m.road.They are evergreen and in spring time ,lovely red leaves comes out and the plant turns into red in 1 month.Little white flowers come out in march and it becomes to be fantastic bushes lined together rather than boring privacy trees. They are really easy to maintain,nothing special… Just cut them before winter time to the height you want to and thats all.

photinias

THUJA: Another common tree that is used, and is probably the easiest to maintain in our busy(maybe lazy) lives, is the Thuja Green Giant Evergreen. They require no trimming or pruning because they grow naturally in the cone shape everyone strives for. These trees grow 3-5 feet a year and they are one of the hardiest of the hardy. Thuja Green Giant Evergreen trees are also very hardy against disease, such as the fungus Cerosporidium sequoiae. These trees are also very resistant to insects.

LAGERSTROEMIA:Fairly new to the landscaping arena is the Dynamite Crape Myrtle. If you want to add color to your landscaping just plant some of these trees. This tree blooms all summer long, giving you the most majestic scarlet reds you have ever seen. The mature height is 20-30 feet with a15 foot spread. Can grow in full to partial sun and is also very adaptable to soil and weather condition. This tree is just gorgeous and because of this, has won many awards for landscapers who have utilized this tree in their designs.

VIBURNUMS:Another one is Viburnum lucidum.This evergreen bush is for those who likes minimal designs. Rapid growing, evergreen, dense, bushy, upright shrub, it has beautiful large and oval foliage up to 20cm long and 10cm wide. The name lucidum refers to its nayural leathery glossiness. White flowers clustered in epical umbels at the end of spring, this shrub can tolerate drastic pruning and adapts to all types of soil except that is too calcareous. Eventually it grows up to 4-5m in height and around 3-4m wide which can be controlled through trimming.

viburnum lucidums

 

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