Looking for Tree suggestions

rubatoguyJuly 2, 2013

I am looking for suggestions for a tree for the front yard that will be columnar and block the view from our home to across the street. (They are developing the area across the street from us.) If you say arborvitae, I will slap you with juniper branches. I want something that has some character. Suggestions?

The weeping cedar just does not quite look right.


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bboy(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Those grow pretty fast when happy and get big, so unless it is too close to pavement that might fit the bill. Whatever you plant you will have to wait years for it to fill the space.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2013 at 11:26PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Yard or parking strip? Any restrictions on parking strip trees in your locale? How much space between the sidewalk and the house?

    Bookmark   July 3, 2013 at 11:29PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

underused Caolcedrus decurrens is columnar.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2013 at 2:15AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Question re: NW Garden show
We are planning to go to the NW Garden show for the...
Fertilizing flower bulbs (e.g., Daffodils)
I was listening to Ciscoe Morris' gardening radio show...
looking for scion wood in Portland area
I'm looking for peach and possibly apple scion wood....
Shade-loving vine for Portland, OR
I recently moved into a house that doesn't have much...
How to repair slippery grass path?
Along the side of our house, in the shade, is a strip...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™