Plant Care Tips : Plants for Fast Growing Screens

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Landscaping is a great alternative to man-made screen products such as fencing or walls. Choosing the right plant material for color and texture can enhance your landscape, while selecting fast growing material can achieve your goal quickly and efficiently. The following is a list of shrubs and trees to select from when planning your natural screen.


  • Firethorn (Pyracantha sp)
  • Fraser Photinia (Photinia x fraseri)
  • Forsythia (Forsythia x intermedia)
  • Honeysuckle (Lonicera sp)
  • Juniper (Juniperus sp)
  • Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)
  • Privet (Ligustrum sp)
  • Prunus Schipkaenis Laurel (Schip Laurel)
  • Purpleleaf Sandcherry (Prunus x cistena)
  • Shrub Dogwood (Cornus sp)
  • Thorny Eleagnus (Elaegnus pungens)
  • Weigela (Weigela florida)


  • Arborvitae (Thuga occidentalis)
  • Canadian Hemlock (Tsuga candensis)
  • Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
  • Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobes)
  • European Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus)
  • Hinoki Falsecypress (Chamaecyparis obtuse)
  • Japanese Cyrptomeria (Cryptomeria japonica)
  • Leyland Cypress (x Cupressocyparis leylandii)
  • Norway Spruce (Picea abies)
  • Pin Oak (Quercus palustris)
  • Red Maple (Acer rubrum)
  • Serviceberry (Amelanchier arborea)
  • Willow (Salix sp)