Privacy Trees for Sale Online

Everyone enjoys having a bit of privacy in their yard. But since good fences don’t make good neighbors, why not add a natural barrier to your property instead? Our fast-growing privacy trees are perfect for putting some dense greenery around your property to screen your yard. It’s also more affordable and requires less maintenance than traditional fences. Woodie’s approved privacy trees will keep away prying eyes and add instant noise insulation to your house. The best part is — they look lovely and can fit in with any style of the landscape!

What are the Benefits of Buying Privacy Trees?

Create peaceful solitude

Intentionally create peace and quiet in your backyard with fast-growing privacy trees rather than traditional fencing. Certain types grow rapidly in a shorter period of time, so you can achieve peaceful solitude faster than you would expect! This is a more affordable alternative to installing a fence around the perimeter of your residential or commercial property, but many of our privacy and screening trees require very little maintenance to sustain.

Enhance the beauty in your yard

Fast-growing privacy trees can create a beautiful and natural screen full of blooms and foliage that are eye-catching instead of being an eyesore. Many variations are evergreen trees, so their color and leaves will outlast the bleak winter months and cold weather providing your yard with color and vibrancy year-round. With a variety of textures and shades of green, these trees let you create the privacy you need while adding style to your yard. They section off your property so it’s clear what belongs to you.

Improve air quality around your home

Planting trees around your property can help remove toxins and pollutants from the air so you can breathe easier. Privacy and screening trees are great for creating a buffer zone that allows you to more clearly define your space. With that, the air quality surrounding your home will be improved because of the screening trees you planted along its perimeter. Large, fast-growing privacy trees can absorb more carbon dioxide, nitrogen gasses, and other pollutants than smaller plants can.

Reduce noise pollution

Another practical benefit that privacy trees bring is noise absorbing capabilities. The dense foliage helps to reduce noise from expanding, so you won’t have to worry about keeping your neighbors up late if it’s your turn to entertain for the evening. This works the other way around as well; if you live next to a noisy street, privacy and screening trees can help tune out that noise pollution so you can have more peace and quiet.

Provides shelter against elements

Privacy trees also serve as protection for wildlife. Since many are evergreens and thrive during cold, winter months, they play an important role in protecting the ecosystem and wildlife against the elements. If needed, our collection of screening trees for sale can also be used to add a windbreak and protect your property against harsh winds, storms, and other elements.

How to Buy the Right Privacy Tree for Your Yard

There are many types of privacy trees for sale, and each one has its own unique characteristics. Before you make your decision, consider the following as you buy privacy trees online.

How large is your property?

First and foremost, the size of your property plays a major role in determining which privacy tree will grow best. Do you have limited space? If so, you may want to choose a tree that grows in a pyramid shape, such as the Moonglow Juniper, that won’t take up as much space. But if you have a large yard, a tree that spreads out, like the classic Leyland Cypress, will be perfect for you.

What is the overall goal?

Why are you wanting to plant a privacy tree in your yard? The goal you’re trying to achieve will determine the type of privacy tree you should buy. If you’re trying to hide a pool or some kind of eyesore on your property, you will also want denser privacy trees that help to cover it up. Do you want to shield your property from strong winds? The Blue Point Juniper is a great option because you can plant several of them in a line creating a wall of dense foliage that will provide a windbreak.

What is the aesthetic you need to match?

Luckily, nearly every privacy tree in our collection is highly versatile and can match most landscape designs and themes. This is an important consideration because you don’t want to invest your time and money into planting a privacy tree just to have it not fit the style you were hoping to achieve. Research the different styles ahead of time and make sure to go off of the list of privacy trees that grow best in your hardiness zone.

If you have any questions about which privacy tree is the best for your yard, give us a call today! Our plant experts will help you find the right choice so you can create the yard of your dreams.

How to Care for Your Privacy & Screening Trees

When you buy a privacy tree online with Garden Goods Direct, you will be given clear, simple maintenance and care instructions for the particular type of tree you purchased. Each privacy tree differs in its maintenance routine, but there are some general rules to follow that can be applied across the board:

Plant in a sunny area

Most privacy trees need sunlight to grow well and remain healthy, so make sure to plant your privacy trees in an area where they will receive exposure to full sunlight for at least six hours per day. As you prepare to dig your hole, place it far enough away from your neighbor's property line so the tree doesn’t encroach into their yard as it grows. If this does happen, your neighbor can legally trim the branches that are in their yard creating uneven growth.

Watering schedule

Our privacy trees can survive without water for longer periods than other yard trees. When the tree is first planted, it will require more water due to its delicate state. After that, you want to water the tree near the roots. It’s best to thoroughly water the trees about 2-3 times a week. During especially sunny and warm seasons, you may need to increase the frequency. The soil surrounding your privacy tree needs to be well-drained yet moist. To check the texture, stick a gardening trowel or similar device into the soil and feel it for yourself.

Fertilize during spring

Some privacy trees require light fertilizing every spring, this will give them the extra boost they need to grow. You should check them regularly for signs of blight, which can spread quickly among trees placed close together for privacy. You’ll also want to look for signs of pests, such as browning leaves, blistering bark, or heavy needle loss.

Add mulch

Mulching around the trees can help keep moisture levels high. Consider doing it each spring, putting two to three inches around the base but not touching the trunk and covering visible roots. Mulch also provides the tree with essential nutrients including nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.

If you’re not sure how to care for your privacy trees, contact us today! A Garden Goods Direct nursery expert will answer all of your questions and help you become a confident gardener.

For more information on how to grow Privacy Trees, see our planting guide: How to Plant Privacy Trees.

What are the Types of Privacy Trees for Sale?

Privacy trees tend to be large and thick. Their dense foliage is perfect for creating ample privacy in your yard while also deadening any unwanted noise. See our selection of privacy trees for sale below:

Arborvitae Trees

If you’re looking for a privacy tree that thrives in humidity and heat, check out our Arborvitae Emerald Green and Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae trees! With the ability to hold their rich green color year-round, these trees don’t require much pruning, making them a great low-maintenance privacy tree.

Holly Trees

American Hollies and Nellie Stevens Hollies are known for their slick leaves and bright red berries. Holly trees produce thick, compact foliage to provide a natural screen around your yard. They also make a great accent or specimen tree!

Cypress Trees

We carry several different types of cypress trees that double as privacy trees. The Leyland Cypress is a hardy, dense conifer tree that grows rapidly to make excellent hedges and windbreaks. With an average mature height of 40 to 50 feet and beautiful greenish-gray foliage, you’ll have the tall hedges you want with a touch of soft color. The Blue Ice Cypress is another unique type that grows foliage in a blue hue. This is an excellent choice if visual interest is an important factor for you.

Pine Trees

If you have a spacious yard to fill, our Eastern White Pines are the right privacy trees for you! With feathery, fine needles spreading to create a soft canopy, Eastern White Pine trees provide a beautiful texture to any natural barrier. If you’re looking for a privacy tree that also has a unique shape and texture, look no further than the Austrian Pine. Each supple branch has distinct needles that create a stunning, abstract display.

Juniper Trees

Juniper trees are recognized for their resilience and ability to thrive in less than ideal conditions. Blue Point Junipers are tall, narrow trees that are great for anyone with a smaller yard looking for a low-maintenance privacy tree. It’s a hardy tree that shoots up fast and can withstand extreme weather conditions like heat and drought. Looking for a privacy tree that will make a statement? The Hollywood Juniper is a show stopper with its distinguished branches.

Spruce Trees

Spruce trees are diverse plant beings that are perfect for creating privacy and serving as buffers against the elements. The Norway Spruce is a majestic tree that stands tall and grows wide, they grow best in spacious areas. If your yard is not as large but could benefit from enhanced privacy, the Baby Blue Spruce grows well in smaller settings.