Privacy Trees

7 Best Trees For Privacy To Grow In Austin Texas

You can use bushes, shrubs, and trees as a natural privacy screen for your yard if you wish. They make a great alternative or supplement to an existing fence.

From the curated list below, you can choose plants that will work well for your Austin Texas lawn in terms of creating a private space or hiding unsightly views.

To make sure that the tree you choose is able to survive your local winters, when choosing trees for privacy, find out which USDA Hardiness Zone you live in (find yours here) .

Take into account the size of your space when choosing trees for your backyard – small spaces could call for a tall, narrow tree such as an Italian Cypress, while larger areas may call for a tree with a wider spread like a Weeping Willow.

You should keep in mind that all of the trees on this list grow relatively quickly. Some trees on this list will grow three feet each year from the time they are planted until they reach their mature size.

In order to keep the trees from overcrowding, you should make sure that you prune them regularly and space them out as much as possible.

Junior Giant Thuja Tree

The Junior Giant Thuja Tree is a versatile, strong-rooted plant that does not need a great deal of care, making it an excellent choice for small spaces that might otherwise lack privacy.

We have the answer to your problem if you love Thuja Green Giants but have a small yard. The Thuja Junior Giant Tree is the perfect solution to your problem.

A compact version of the Green Giant, the Junior delivers all the benefits of the Green Giant in a smaller space.

It is still considered to be one of the most reliable evergreens to be used as a screening or as a windbreak because of its upright, uniform shape.

Aside from that, it is a perennial that seldom needs pruning, thrives in southern heat and humidity and is a cold-hardy specimen that can withstand temperatures down to -10 degrees Fahrenheit.

Adding privacy screening to your home is the most beneficial thing you can do if you want to increase the value of your property.

In that sense, the Junior Giant also delivers Thuja benefits, but in a more medium-sized form that reaches a height of 15 to 20 feet.

Need to implement fast year-round privacy in addition to enhancing the amount of sunlight that your yard receives? We have developed the Junior Giant to provide you with both of these things.

The versatile nature of this plant means that you can plant it as a screen to keep out neighbors while still keeping the structure of your landscaping open, or you can plant it in a pot on your patio.

There are many ways to use container-planted Junior Giants to decorate entryways or provide privacy for city terraces.

The Junior Giant can survive almost anywhere and can stand up to even the most extreme conditions without much difficulty.

Cool-Climate Privacy Kit

If you are interested in adding some privacy to your landscape, you are in the right place.

We have chosen the perfect plants for those of you who live in climates with cooler temperatures.

Enhanced privacy potential is a reality with our Cool-Climate Privacy Kit enabling you to take your privacy to the next level.

You will receive all the plants you need to create a beautiful and functional privacy hedge in one easy to grow kit!

Depending on the size of your landscape, you should select either Thuja Green Giants 4-5 feet tall or Thuja Green Giants 5-6 feet tall.

This package includes our 3-gallon Wine and Roses Weigela in its most mature form.

Both Emerald Green Arborvitae and Wine & Roses Weigela can be used to create height, hedging, and to give a high-end feel to the landscape.

It is a perfect combination of colors and heights to create the ideal combination when mixed together! Choosing an evergreen tree such as Emerald Green Arborvitae will give your property a thick canopy of foliage and a no-nonsense disposition.

As a result, it makes for a reliable screen that does not require any maintenance and will perform well even over long periods of time.

There’s no doubt that you’ll love the Wine & Roses Weigela which, thanks to its compact growth and vivid, pink blooms and rich burgundy foliage, will be a great companion to the Emerald Green.

Yoshino Japanese Cedar

Cryptomeria Yoshino, commonly referred to as Japanese Cedar, is a fast-growing tree with a columnar shape and a symmetrical growth pattern.

Its foliage is a beautiful deep green in summer, but cold weather and winter winds can turn the foliage a beautiful purple-bronze color in the winter.

There is a common practice among Japanese shrines and temples to plant this needled evergreen at their shrines and temples.

Japanese Cedar has soft needles, which give it a fluffy appearance, and spherical cones are found at the end of the needles.

The tall grower will reach a height of 30 to 40 feet at maturity – making it a great choice for both a privacy hedge and a windbreak. It can also serve as a beautiful backdrop for contrasting accent trees.

It’s hard to pick just one advantage about this graceful grower, but what is it? Despite its adaptability, it does well in all types of soil, cold temperatures, and poor conditions.

In spite of its long life and resistance to pests and diseases, this evergreen can be used in virtually any garden due to its low maintenance requirements.

Full Speed A Hedge® American Pillar Arborvitae

Due to the fact that the Full Speed A Hedge® American Pillar is a fast-growing shrub with smooth, full growth, it is one of our most popular shrubs.

It is estimated that this tree will grow by more than 3 feet every year after it is planted until it reaches its full maturity.

Due to its extremely thin design, this screen is ideally suited for tighter spaces since it is an extremely narrow screen.

Additionally, a privacy screen is simply one of the best options for a privacy screen because it’s cheaper than a traditional fence.

The Full Speed A Hedge® American Pillar is a fast-growing species with a dense growth habit and manageable width, making it an ideal choice for street hedging, borders, and other applications.

As a result of its ability to grow up to 30 feet in height, it’s even suitable for use as a buffer between second-story balconies and decks.

How could that get any better? Because it is highly resistant to extreme heat, cold, wind, and ice, this makes it extremely durable. All it needs is a little water, and it will grow into a healthy tree.


Emerald Green Arborvitae


You might want to consider designing your own privacy screen of lush greenery or building your own privacy fence. One of the best greens to choose from is the Emerald Green Arborvitae.

The hedge trees are easy to grow and are sized perfectly to fit nicely in areas where space is limited.

Moreover, their shimmering emerald color and disease resistance make them very popular amongst gardeners and homeowners.

If your privacy screen needs to fit a medium size window, then the Emerald is your best choice.

You can plant these amazing hedges in groupings for a neat, tidy look that never requires trimming and they are easy to maintain.

The Emerald Green Arborvitae is perfect for growing close to foundations or other tight spots where you need an attractive evergreen accent tree that’s not too fussy about growing.

In addition, Arborvitae trees are exceptional performers, capable of adapting to a variety of soil, climate, and other extreme conditions.

Thus you will not have to worry about ugly browning of your lawn, even in the coldest of winters, or unattractive dead spots and holes on your lawn.

Thuja Green Giant

It doesn’t take long for Thuja Green Giant to grow into a lush, rich privacy screen (3-5 feet per year once established). And it’s easy to maintain.

– Designed to withstand the effects of drought

The ability to resist disease and insects

It is an easy-to-grow and very adaptable plant

While you are blocking out neighbors, you will take up a very small portion of your yard.

Unlike other plants, Thuja Green Giants grow uniformly in size and shape.

This gives you a classic French Renaissance look without the need for pruning or shearing. They will continue to grow the same way without any additional treatment. They are drought tolerant as well as not susceptible to large infestations of insects or diseases.