Privacy Trees

Best 5 Trees For Privacy To Grow In New England

When planning gardens, we often think about form and what blossoms are going to look like, in terms of trees, but we don’t always consider what is coming next.

The fall color season is an added and symbolic seasonal pleasure, and the New England region and the forests of the Northeast are blazing with it at this time.  

In order to make sure that the tree you select will be able to survive our local winters, find out what USDA hardiness zone you live in (find out yours here) before selecting trees for privacy.

You will also need to take into account the size of your outdoor space – a small yard may need a tall and narrow tree such as an Italian Cypress, whereas a bigger property may require a tree with a wider spread such as a Weeping Willow.

It is important to bear in mind that all of the trees on this list grow pretty rapidly. Some of the trees grow as much as three feet per year until they reach their full maturity. You will need to help prevent overcrowding by pruning the trees regularly and spacing them out.


Scotch Pine


A Scotch Pine tree, also known as the Scotch Spruce, can be considered one of the best known and loved trees in the world.

The chances are that even if you have never had this tree in your yard, you have probably had it in your home at one point or another. Often called a Christmas Tree, the evergreen is a classic tree for that time of year.

Any landscape would benefit from the pyramid shape and gray-green color. The evergreen is one of the easiest trees to take care of of all the tress.

The evergreen thrives in almost any soil, but it is especially fond of sandy and clay soils. Despite being cold-hardy, it does not appear to suffer from frostbite.

There is even a species that thrives in Siberia, where the ground never thaws completely, so you know that it can handle the harsh winter temperatures in the United States.

A Scotch Pine is almost impervious to too much shade, which would seem to be about the only thing holding it back. In order for it to perform at its best, it must receive a significant amount of sunlight throughout the day.

In spite of its hardiness, the tree grows quickly for a pine tree and has the ability to withstand prolonged droughts.

The Scotch Pine thrives in full sun, even when it is neglected, and it will anchor your border plantings, your foundation plantings, or soften the edges of your garage.

As for the classic Christmas tree look, well, when it comes to the Christmas season, it cannot be beat, can it?


Spring Snow Crabapple


I am convinced that you will fall deeply in love with this gorgeous, fruitless flowering crabapple.

A stunningly beautiful white blossom blooms in spring on the Malus Spring Snow crabapple (Malus Spring Snow’).

It produces abundant blooms along the length of its branches right to the tips of the leaves. There is a real visual explosion of pure white flowers all over the place!

A breakthrough in the crabapple world was Spring Snow. It is a fruitless variety that does not produce any crabapples at all.

It doesn’t matter whether you want messy fruit on your patio, driveway, courtyard, or sidewalk, you don’t need to worry about it.

This is a tree you’ll enjoy all year round, not just during the holiday season. Spring Snow Crabapple is a crisp, clean, and classic upright crabapple characterized by a crisp, clean, and classic oval shape. This crabapple can be used in a variety of ways throughout your landscape.

When the spring blooms on the tree are done, it develops shiny, bright green leaves that look like big, beautiful leaves. This will provide you with refreshing shade throughout the summer months.

The leaves of the plant turn yellow in the fall, a lovely Colour for decorating your home during the harvest season. Crabapples are hardy trees that have beautiful fall color, but they are also hardy enough to resist winter damage. During the winter, the erect branches make a marvelous sight as they catch the snow as it falls.

Riverside™ Arborvitae

Would you like to know if you are facing this dilemma that exists today? If you were to plant a full-size evergreen tree in your yard, you would not have sufficient space.

The only problem is that you need to screen the neighbors, hide the garage, or add structures to your landscape design if you want to keep them out.

Do not worry, you have a great option for boosting your privacy without encroaching upon your whole yard.

I invite you to take a good look at the handsome Riverside TM Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis ‘Rivzam’).

This is one of the best selections available, growing a bit tall and staying quite narrow.

There is no doubt that you will fall in love with the deep green foliage of this plant. During the growing season, it can be distinguished by a marvelously sophisticated bluish overcast.

All the way down to the ground, the leaves grow thick and dense until they reach the ground. By doing so, you can create a living green wall or a lush hedge.

Considering the narrow footprint of this pergola, you will have plenty of room to add other flowering shrubs, Roses, and areas for outdoor seating.

First Editions® Snow dance™ Japanese Tree Lilac

Make a statement with First Editions® Snow dance Japanese Tree Lilac (Syringa reticulata ‘Bailnce’ PP# 20,458). This flowering tree looks great in the front yard, but adds even more life to the backyard.

The June blooms of Snow dance make it truly special even though it is lovely all year around.

Lilac trees bloom first, but this tree puts out a generous amount of creamy-white bloom clusters after everyone else has finished.

The snow-white blooms of Snow dance dazzle in the early summer when it is specially selected for its outstanding bloom production.

A huge display of panicles rises above dark green foliage in a magnificent display.

It’s not just their sight that is so amazing…it’s also their scent! You can wear this perfume for graduation parties and to open your pool every year!

Concolor Fir

This tree was formerly of the pyramidal shape. It offers an exceptional amount of gravitas, structure and year-round performance wherever it is grown.

One of its most striking feature is its superb silvery-toned, blue-green color.

Long-lived Concolor Firs are a tree to be proud of when it comes to longevity.

All along each branch of the plant, upward-curving needles are densely held, making them appear as if they are moving.

The White Fir, as it is also called, has been grown for the purpose of being used as an indoor tree for decades.

You can imagine what a beautiful sight your Concolor Fir will be when it is decorated in exterior Holiday lights.

Make a bold statement by placing a sign in a prominent place. It is possible to create an informal grouping of a few individuals to create a dynamic focal point that doesn’t require much care.

The height and width of a mature plant on our Plant Highlights page are based on the mature height and width of the plant.

If you have a new Concolor Fir in your yard, it is highly recommended that you remove all the lawn and mulch around the base of the tree so that the lower branches can remain intact.


Swiss Stone Pine


The gaze of the young woman was fixed on the snow-covered landscape outside her chalet window.

In contrast to the stark white shade of the snow covered landscape, she noticed the little dark green tree. Someone had adorned it in Christmas light decorations.

He was humming a carol as he made his way along the path. This tree would be perfect for our house, she thought.

There is no doubt that you will think that too.

There is nothing more charming than a Swiss Stone Pine tree (Pinus cembra), a smaller evergreen that is perfect for a small garden or landscape.

In spite of the fact that it’s a very slow growing plant, it’s got a wonderful pyramid shape that makes the plant a wonderful living Christmas tree.

However, do not let all of that Christmas imagery deter you from pursuing this plant. The plant also looks great throughout the year.

There are masses of rich green needles on this tree that make it work in any setting, from the contemporary modern to the rustic woodland to a country cottage.

You can’t go wrong with this tree when it comes to rock gardens. It is native to the mountains of Europe and makes a magnificent addition to any landscape.

There is nothing more beautiful than a hedgerow made up of Swiss Stone Pines. One can plant them along the side of a driveway or fence.

Botanic gardens make use of them with large flower beds as a focal point. In addition to this, they are also lovely in large pots and make a lovely formal statement flanking a door or gate.