7 Best Trees For Privacy To Grow In Texas
We encourage you to take advantage of the Earth-Kind plant selector to help you choose the ideal plants and trees to grow in your northern, eastern, and western Texas landscaping projects.
The goal of our landscape design service is to create beautiful, low maintenance landscapes that conserve and protect the natural resources and the environment.
It is important to reduce the amount of water, fertilizer and pesticides you use in your landscaping. Depending on the region where you live, you will want to choose plants that are rated for heat tolerance, drought tolerance, pest tolerance, soil requirements, and fertility requirements.
Dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) can be a good fast-growing tree for privacy in a corner of a large residential lot because it grows about two feet per year before reaching maturity at around 80 feet tall.
It grows in moist or wet soil, and in sun or shade. During growth, it takes on the appearance of an evergreen and has soft, fine needles.
The needles of the tree become various shades of red, brown, and white before dropping in the autumn, revealing their interesting branching pattern, and bark, in the winter.
Sioux Crape Myrtle Tree
It is the amazing Sioux Crape Myrtle tree (Lagerstroemia indica x faueri ‘Sioux’) that is so colorful, right from the dark green foliage to the pink flowers and even the bark.
Every day of the year, this beautiful small tree will be a beacon in your landscape for you to enjoy.
It begins in the spring with a flush of lush green leaves that gives the show its beginning.
This is followed by a succession of stunning pink flowers that bloom continuously throughout the hottest part of the summer without missing a beat.
It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, those ruffled blooms keep coming even into the fall.
The pink blossoms of these trees are absolutely gorgeous and look like crepe paper, so many gardeners refer to them as “Crepe Myrtles.” This is why they are called “Crepe Myrtles.”
It is at this time when the flowers begin to fade that the leaves turn bright shades of red and purple. This will keep the garden visually interesting even after the leaves have fallen.
It is the sloughing bark of the Sioux Crape Myrtle that gives its trunk a marbled appearance, peeling from dark brown to beige as it is shed.
Throughout the year, this variety will keep you in awe with its beauty. The thrifty gardener in hardiness zones 6-9 will appreciate this long-lasting display due to its low-maintenance nature.
Cream Ball False Cypress
Some plants grow very quickly because you want them to grow as quickly as possible.
There is nothing worse than a view being obscured or an eyesore being covered quickly.
If you want to fill in an empty space in your border, maybe yesterday, you would like to use it.
On the other hand, there are times when you don’t want a fast grower in order to achieve your goals.
When you plant a plant, you want it to look the same next year as the day you planted it.
In other words, you want to be able to guess what kind of plant you are going to get right now. It may be that you have a rock or Zen garden with a specific spot that needs filling, but not enough room to place a large plant.
The current trend of small gardens is certainly enjoying a lot of popularity amongst millions of people around the world.
If any of the above are true for you, then the Cream Ball False Cypress is the perfect plant for you. With its size, it is easy to fit it precisely where you want it and understand that it will not be gangly and out of bounds the following year – or even the year after that!
The grayish-green mass of Cream Ball forms a round feathery mass with blonde highlights all around. The dark green foliage of this evergreen makes it a perfect foil for maroon-leaved perennials and dark green conifers.
Dragon Head Bamboo
You can include this top performer as part of your summer activities if you wish.
The clumping Dragon Head Bamboo (Fargesia dracocephala ‘Rufa’) stays put, and leaves an easy to maintain tropical look in its wake.
The Dragon Head Bamboo, with its arching canes that quickly grow to a height of six feet, will make a striking addition to any room.
It can be used in a row in order to create a wonderful “Living Wall” in order to support your outdoor activities.
There are many different sun exposures that it does well in, so it is a real asset to modern homeowners.
There isn’t much need to worry about low performance in shadier areas of your landscape if you plant a long row just about anywhere.
Dragon Head puts on an amazing show throughout the entire year. Winter is the time to leave the shoots standing, and in the spring, they should be pruned down.
As soon as spring arrives, you will be delighted to see a fresh crop of bright orange-red shoots. The shoots gain a mid-tone green color as they age, and they quickly reach full size when they reach maturity.
Muskogee Crape Myrtle Tree
The Muskogee Crane Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei ‘Muskogee’) is a great small accent or specimen tree that works just about anywhere within your landscape.
There are many different ornamental features on this colorful variety, such as huge, beautiful lavender blooms and many others.
A beautiful plant that requires little work once it is established, Muskogee Crape Myrtles are very easy to care for, and they are quite drought tolerant once they are established.
During the summer, you can enjoy the activity of blooming from late summer until first frost, a long period.
The plant is covered from top to bottom with long panicles of light purple flowers throughout the growing season.
Moskogee bloom through the summer months! The first hybridization took place in the year 1964, and it was given the name “Muskogee” after a Native American tribe.
Whipcord Western Red Cedar
The Whipcord Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata ‘Whipcord’) serves as a great example of an evergreen mop-head with thick, threadlike tendrils that maintain a rounded, globe-like form.
It is interesting to see how the foliage pushes up from the center and pours downwards, giving the tree its unique appearance.
Whipcord Western Red Cedar is a native American species that originated in the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S.
One of the most interesting facts about Whipcord Western Red Cedar is that it is a relatively new cultivar, cultivated by chance in 1986.
Despite the fact that the Whipcord Western Red Cedar is actually a cultivar of the arborvitae tree, it retains the shrub-like characteristics throughout its long life-span of up to 50 years. Deer are generally indifferent to this cultivar.
In addition to changing colors, Whipcord’s foliage is also known for its quirky appearance. During the summer months, the leaves will be covered in glossy green. The colors of the foliage will take on an eye-catching bronze-green hue as the temperatures cool for winter.
In order to create a garden designed with precision, careful planning and thoughtful plant selection are essential.
Each and every plant performs an important function in the hard-working yard that thrives in any climate, regardless of its size.
It is often overlooked that evergreen structure plants are one of the most important (but often overlooked) choices for landscaping.
Choose superior choices that will elevate the overall look to a higher level, even if it’s in a subtle manner.
It is my pleasure to introduce you to an improved and polished variety of Oakland holly known as ‘Ilex Magland’.
Its oval, leathery, lustrous, deeply-lobed leaves really set it apart from others in its class.
One of the other important advantages of this variety is that it is self-pollinating. A cream-white flower cluster is very fragrant in spring, but the flower’s appearance is not very impressive. Both the male and female flowers are found on this plant.
In addition to the fact that every plant in the Oakland Holly family is self-pollinating, it can also be used to pollinate other varieties.