Sometimes, you have to plant a privacy screen fast. Whether you have just built a fence that the neighbors think is unsightly or your neighbor has just built a shrine to aliens, sometimes you just need plants that grow fast and can block the view.
Cacti make a sculptural privacy screen Boxwood. Boxwood is an ideal evergreen choice for pots and planters. Try tall, slender containers to add height, and sculpt the boxwood for a privacy screen with a bold, manicured statement! [photo from Cyan Horticulture] Sculpted boxwood in tall planters
Plant as an informal hedge or screen in regions with hot, dry summers. Once established, plants need little water to survive. The plants are moderate to fast growers and can reach 3–20 ft. tall and 4–12 ft. wide, depending on variety. Prune to control growth and wash thoroughly after handling the plant
The best plants for this purpose are columnar evergreens, but virtually any tree that is narrow enough will work. While this is the most effective planted screen, many aren't happy with this look because it creates uniform walls that emphasize the box-like shape of the yard. Get a list of the top 10 privacy plants.
Informal hedges can create a naturalistic backdrop for other plants. Careful evaluation of the site and thoughtful plant choices are important components of privacy screen design. With a little planning, thoughtful plant choices and proper planting, a privacy screen can