13 of the Fastest-Growing Trees

Manish Choudhary

Scribbled Underline

Creating a privacy screen in your yard can be achieved by planting fast-growing trees that provide dense foliage. Here are 13 types of trees known for their rapid growth and suitability for privacy screens: 

1. Thuja Green Giant (Thuja standishii x plicata)

2. Leyland Cypress (× Cupressocyparis leylandii)

3. Eastern Redcedar (Juniperus virginiana)

4. Emerald Green Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald Green')

5. Nellie Stevens Holly (Ilex x 'Nellie R. Stevens')

6. Cryptomeria (Cryptomeria japonica)

7. Forsythia (Forsythia x intermedia)

8. Hybrid Poplar (Populus deltoides x Populus nigra)

9. Willow Hybrid (Salix alba x matsudana)

10. American Holly (Ilex opaca)

11. Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus)

12. Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus)

13. Red Maple (Acer rubrum)

When planting a privacy screen, consider your climate, soil conditions, and the space available to ensure the trees thrive and provide the desired screening effect. Regular maintenance, such as pruning and watering, will also contribute to the success of your privacy screen.