Adding Privacy With Plants

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Plants, trees and shrubs can create privacy barriers around your home and garden. This page is about adding privacy with plants.
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If your deck or balcony is not very private, you can create a living privacy wall with a trellis and a fast growing vine such as climbing spinach, squash, or gourds. To create a private retreat or relaxing oasis in your yard, a pergola, arbors or a few trellises can be used as supports for climbing vines that will provide living walls.

Long planters or containers in various shapes can be used for the vines in areas where planting them in the ground is not an option. This same idea works to enclose a patio. You have the additional option of using ornamental grasses to increase the level of privacy around a patio.

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July 24, 2010

I am looking for some ideas for "privacy plants" or "privacy shrubs" that would do well in a heavily shaded area. I just need to add some privacy along part of our yard. I am looking for something that retains some leaves during the winter; that would be perfect! I live in New England (Massachusetts).

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

Hardiness Zone: 6a

By Christine from MA

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July 24, 20100 found this helpful

I used to live in Tn and we had privet hedge. It was a good distance from the house so the pollen didn't bother us. Some people trim them flat across the top and that takes the blooms away. I always let mine grow. In the fall it will have little seeds which look like tiny bunches of grapes.

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Cardinals love these. When it snowed I had these gorgeous red birds out there feasting on my privet "grapes". They look so pretty against the snow and green bushes. The flowers do have a very dusty pollen which might bother some people.

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