Here is a great list of the best shrubs to plant for privacy from neighbors with an added bonus of being low-maintenance and high impact long lasting color plant that provides a dense foliage living wall. Even a living growing line of shrubs can act like a fence…. good fences make good neighbors.
Shrubs grow quickly, very tall in height and create a burst of long lasting color.
Define open space and direct people and pets where you want them by planting shrubs in key positions, such as near property lines and pathways.
Here are a few of my personal favorites:
Snowflake’ Oakleaf Hydrangea – Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; moist, fertile, well-drained soil – with its summer flowers, fall color, and handsome bark.
Purple Smoke Bushes – Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; average soil – Seasonal bonus: The new foliage glows as it emerges and ripens into a deep burgundy.
Fountain butterfly bush is a spring bloomer with lilac flower clusters along gracefully arching stems. The billowy plant can grow to 10 feet high and wide.
Korean spice viburnum has intensely fragrant white flowers in spring that open from pink buds; blue-black fruit follows in early summer. The shrub reaches 4 to 8 feet high with upright, spreading branches that extend to 8 feet wide.
Summersweet is one of the few summer-blooming shrubs that flower in the shade, is prized for its fragrant white or pink flowers. Handsome dark-green leaves turn pale yellow to golden in fall. The plant typically grows 6 to 8 feet tall and spreads slowly by suckers to form dense clumps.
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