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Privacy Trees

Looking to add privacy to your home? Hudgins Outdoor Solutions can recommend the right tree for the job. Here are just a few popular choices that thrive in our area. Click the images to enlarge.

Green Giant Arborvitae   Thuja ‘Green Giant
Light Needs : Full Sun
Watering : Water regularly in extreme heat
Tolerates drought once established Prefers Well Drained soil.

Average Size : Quickly Reaches 25-30ft Tall, 8-10 ft wide
One of the best evergreens for screening, this upright conifer is versatile, strong-rooted and virtually disease-free. Its uniform shape seldom needs pruning, but responds well to shearing. Thrives in southern heat and humidity.


Nelly Stevens Holly
Ilex x ‘Nellie R. Stevens’
Light Needs : Full Sun to part shade

Watering :Water regularly in extreme heat  Tolerates drought once established  Prefers Well Drained soil.
Average Size: 15-20ft tall 8-10ft wide

A vigorous grower with dense branches that creates an excellent tall screen. Producer of large bright orange-red berries without a male pollenizer, but plant a male Chinese holly (Ilex cornuta) nearby for increased berry set. Evergreen.


Cryptomeria ‘Radicans’
Lighting : Full Sun

Watering: Water regularly in extreme heat . Tolerated drought once established.  Prefers Well Drained soil.
Average Size : Quickly Reaches 30 -40 ft Tall, 8-10 ft wide

Large growing pyramidal tree to 30-40′. Foliage is somewhat darker and fuller than Yoshino. Compared to Yoshino, Radicans has a more columnar growth habit, is more resistant to leaf spot, and the foliage does not bronze as readily in the fall.


Skip Laurel  ‘Prunus laurocerasus (Schipkaensis’)
Lighting : Full Sun to Full Shade
Watering : Water regularly in extreme heat . Tolerated drought once established. Prefers Well Drained soil.

Average Size: 10-12ft t 6-8ft
Hardy, dense-growing evergreen shrub commonly used for hedge. White blooms in spring.


Line Backer Distylium
Lighting : Full Sun to part shade
Watering: Tolerated both dry and wet conditions well
Average size 8-10ft T x 6-8ft w

This upright, rounded evergreen takes on the shape of a white oak whiskey barrel in youth and matures into an excellent screening and hedge plant. Reddish new growth matures to a lustrous dark green. A member of the witch hazel family, petite red flowers appear in the winter. This adaptable plant grows in full sun or part shade, tolerates drought, heat and wet soil. It also displays exceptional resistance to disease and insects. Distylium is a good alternative for boxwood, cherry laurel, holly and juniper in foundation plantings or anywhere you want low maintenance evergreen shrubs.