Evergreen trees are the first choice for creating a living fence privacy hedge. Many taller growing varieties often lend themselves to light pruning for a more compact hedge. One of our newer evergreen trees has quickly become one of Greenwood Nursery's best selling plants is the Carolina Sapphire Cypress, which is also one of our quick growing evergreen trees and perfect alone as a specimen plant or evergreen privacy hedge.
Conifers such as Emerald Green Arborvitae, grown in one gallon and smaller sizes, are less expensive, easier to plant and care for than much larger container grown evergreen plants.
Taller growing evergreen trees such as the Thjua Green Giant Arborvitae can be spaced 6 to 8 feet apart for faster growing privacy hedges. Read our article from the Greenwood Nursery Blog about Growing Thuja Green Giants.