Need quick growing evergreen

gmp3August 28, 2011

We purchased a home and would like to screen the neighbor's yards quickly. There are areas about 16 feet in the left and right sides of the yards that need trees. The back has established trees.

We would like an evergreen that grows quickly but is somewhat narrow. Our realtor suggested Spearmint junipers or Thuja trees. Any experience with these or suggestions for other species?


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Depends on the area, but Arborvitae (Thuja) and Junipers may be the choices. Check the biggest local nursery and see what they sell.

If in the shade mostly, neither will grow that fast or thick.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 1:47PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

no opinion provided until you tell us where you are.. soil type.. and any other information that might help us ...

a picture would sure help ...

i like Thuja occidentalis 'Degroot's Spire' for thin ... and fast height.. it will do 12 to 16 inches per year .. once established.. and PROPERLY planted ... IF IT WILL PROSPER WHERE YOU ARE ...

it is preferable to go smaller.. and remove all multiple leaders, but one.. if snow load is an issue ... a single leader plant is snow proof

a pic of one of mine below


Here is a link that might be useful: link

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 1:53PM
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We are in Colorado near Denver. The areas are sunny. I will try to get a picture up, soon.

Pretty Thuja.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 2:16PM
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