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Privacy Tree

Posted by hmkalton California (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 28, 11 at 17:42

I need suggestions for a tree that will grow quickly to hide a PGE high voltage powerline tower. While it will not be under the power lines, it will be close enough that a tall grower like a redwood would be out of the question. I am looking for something with thick foliage/coverage that will reach 35-45ft quickly. Evergreen preferred.

Any suggestions for something that would grow well in the Bay Are?


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RE: Privacy Tree

How about Leyland Cypress?

Patty S.

RE: Privacy Tree

What about a Pacific Wax Myrtle?

A handsome and fast-growing evergreen to 18 feet or more, adaptable to sun or shade, with bursts of new growth in lustrous light green set off against mature foliage of darker hue and waxier texture. Excellent when sheared as a hedge (it responds well to cutting) or pruned into a specimen tree by thinning the bushy branches to reveal their forking architecture. A proud community member of redwood forests and mixed oak woodlands in the Bay Area.


RE: Privacy Tree

Arizona cypress is also very fast. Tecate Cypress is bushier but I'm not sure of the height as yet. I planted several 1-gallon last fall. They seem to be growing pretty rapidly.

RE: Privacy Tree

  • Posted by dis_ z9 CA (My Page) on
    Sat, Jul 2, 11 at 14:00

I think tecate cypress gets maybe 15 feet tops. I have one I planted last winter. I planted it to be a visual screen as well. If it performs well I will add more.

I have a Dendromecon harfordii that is an awesome privacy screen. Its about 7 feet tall.

RE: Privacy Tree

  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Sat, Jul 2, 11 at 20:34

Thuja 'Green Giant', maybe?

Here is a link that might be useful: USDA comments on Green Giant

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