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Plants, trees & shrubs in a private backyard - What Are the Best Plants and Trees for Backyard Privacy?

Privacy is important in any backyard, and planting trees and shrubs can help you establish a natural barrier. Some of the best options for backyard privacy include conifers such as juniper, arborvitae, and yew, as well as leafy options like bamboo, privet, boxwood, or holly. 

The Top Coniferous Trees for Privacy 

For evergreen privacy, consider trees such as 

  • Spruce 
  • Pine 
  • Cedars 
  • Hemlocks 
  • Mature firs 
  • Yews 
  • and other fast-growing options that thrive in Southern Ontario’s climate.  

The Best Deciduous Trees for Privacy

For deciduous options, look into planting the following: 

  • Wax Myrtle 
  • Leyland Cypress 
  • Emerald Green Arborvitae 
  • Willow Hybrid  
  • Thuja Green Giant 
  • Spartan Juniper 
  • Multiplex Bamboo 
  • Holly  

These are all excellent options for backyard privacy. 

The Best Trees for Small Spaces

If you only have a small space to work with, consider the Dwarf Japanese Cedar, Sky Pencil Holly, or Dwarf Alberta Spruce, which are all small evergreens that will take up minimal room and still provide the privacy you desire. 

Get Valuable Input from Breakaway Landscaping 

The best plants and trees for backyard privacy will vary depending on the climate, space, and the desired level of privacy. Breakaway Landscaping can help you choose the best options for your specific needs and turn your backyard into your private oasis. Contact us today to learn more! 

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