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Did you know that a variety of plants can all be used (alone or in combination) to create attractive screening solutions for nearly any problem? When creating these living screens, you should first determine its overall purpose, size, and location. Deciduous trees and shrubs, select plants that will provide not only screening but visual interest as well, especially if you’re looking for year-round interest. Evergreen plants will provide continuous screening and interest throughout each season. For the greatest effect, choose both deciduous and evergreen plantings.
Arborvitae – This evergreen tree, specifically Green Giant, is a popular option when it comes to what to plant for privacy. It can grow literally several feet a year and many species grow in a tightly confined space, which means several of them can be planted close to each other without a problem and they are a deer resistant choice.
Rose of Sharon – Not only can you plant a privacy screen with a Rose of Sharon, but it will provide you with plenty of lovely flowers in the summer. The plant grows lush and tall in the summer and loses its leaves in the winter, making it a nice plant if summer only privacy is needed.
Climbing Roses – With a longer flowering season than most types of roses, climbing roses can provide your garden with a pretty screening option. However, they will become sparse during the winter months when their foliage drops. Floribunda and hybrid tea varieties have large or clustered flowers and prosper in medium to hardy conditions.
Skip Laurel – is an excellent plant for hedging and screening. It is evergreen and quick-growing. Its leaves are large, shiny and bright green and it produces masses of white flowers on a central stem in the spring. The flowers are followed by non-edible, red berries that eventually turn black
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