Many of our clients are concerned about screenage choices, so visit Arundel Arboretum if you’re looking for fast growing shrubs that will improve privacy. We have an excellent range of evergreen shrubs suitable for screenage – whether you are looking to screen a neighbouring property, replace existing trees and shrubs or just looking for something that is fast growing and will provide a degree of privacy for you
Choosing an evergreen shrub will provide screenage all year round, and they can even act as a windbreak. Most evergreen shrubs require little maintenance to keep them looking good, so they are an excellent choice if time is a premium. Despite being evergreen, they will always shed their old foliage each year as the new growth starts to appear.
When visiting Arundel Arboretum, we will be able to advise you on the best plants for your conditions and position of your garden. For example, if you live near the sea you will need to choose plants that can cope with the salt and wind. You also need to give consideration to the location of the planting position – will it be near a wall, building or pathway for instance?
We have blogged about fast-growing shrubs for privacy before. This gives lots of useful information on things to consider and plant ideas. However, another plant that is worthy of consideration is:
This evergreen shrub produces masses of stunning white flowers during the summer months. It has a pyramidal shape, with an eventual height of 5m. The leaves are deeply serrated around the edges. It can be pruned to keep its shape and height. Alternatively, it is an ideal choice to create an evergreen hedge.
Hoheria sexstylosa ‘Snow White’ is classed as a reasonably hardy tree and should be able to withstand temperatures between -5 to -10. It will be happy in full sun in a good, well-drained soil. However, if you plant your tree in an exposed position or in adverse weather conditions it can get damaged. We would recommend providing shelter in cold areas.
We have a good selection of Hoheria sexstylosa ‘Snow White’ in stock. Why not pop in and take a look? We have various sizes and forms to choose from and people always on hand to help.