5 Evergreen Trees for Front Yard Privacy in Arizona

5 Evergreen Trees for Front Yard Privacy in Arizona

By Jessica Downs on October, 17 2019
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Benefits of Planting Evergreen Trees in Your Front Yard

  • Add instant curb appeal to your home and neighborhood.
  • Blocks viewpoints from neighbors or street traffic and unwanted views.
  • Increase the value of your home tremendously.
  • Creates a natural sound barrier – ideal for properties near busy streets.
  • Enhances the architectural design of your landscape.
  • Adds shade to your yard and can help cool down your home during the summer.

You can sense it when it feels like you’re on display in your personal outdoor space. It’s a feeling that can make it a little harder to relax and enjoy your front yard. With the right evergreens, you can create a personal fortress that feels peaceful, and most of all, private.

Planting for privacy is a breeze with evergreen trees. Using trees to create privacy in your front yard means that you get to add color, texture, form, or anything else you can envision! We carry a wide selection of evergreens that can create any aesthetic for your landscape design and provide you and your family with plenty of peaceful solitude.

Yes, you could install an expensive fence or build a wall made from brick, stone, or some other solid material. The thing is, those tall fences and walls can make us feel confined in our space. Not to mention that there could be local laws or HOA restrictions based on height, placement, and style. Over time, those fences start to show wear and tear that can be expensive to fix or replace.

Five Best Evergreens for Arizona Yards

Evergreen trees hold onto their leaves all year long, so their foliage can add wall-to-wall privacy year-round. As they mature, evergreens create a consistent look that makes them an ideal privacy screen.

They do much more than just create a private yard. Evergreen trees also help absorb ambient noise. Privacy never looked so good! Here are five low-maintenance evergreen trees for front yards in Arizona – all available at your nearest Moon Valley Nurseries location.



Ficus Nitida standard trees in nursery

Ficus Indian Laurel

The Ficus Indian Laurel, also known as Ficus Nitida, is a medium-to-large tree that grows in single and multi-trunk form and thrives in full sun. The Ficus produces a wide-spreading and dense canopy that creates a beautiful privacy screen around your yard.

Ficus trees handle pruning into many shapes, so you can trim the foliage any way you need to fit perfectly into your landscape. To give you the most privacy, we suggest planting these fast-growing trees in rows along the borders of your front yard.

live oak

Live Oak

Live Oak, sometimes known as Southern Live Oak, is another of our beautiful evergreen trees to consider for privacy. These are long-lived trees that grow at a moderate rate. They produce dense, gray/green foliage that will block unwanted views, especially from larger homes nearby.

Besides creating privacy, these evergreens feature a wide-spreading canopy that will provide lots of shade for your yard and home. Live Oak trees are also noted for being very drought-tolerant once established, and for the minimal care required to keep their good looks intact all year.

ficus nitida columns in row

Ficus Columns

Ficus Nitida (or Indian Laurel) Columns are one of the best evergreens you can find and perfect for building a living privacy "fence." Our Indian Laurel Columns are a favorite throughout Arizona! Plant them along a fence or border to create instant privacy and a lush, dense backdrop.

These evergreens are water-wise and love the heat, which means they can thrive in our desert environment. There is no doubt that Indian Laurel Columns are perfect for creating a living wall. Not only do these columns create a private oasis for your front yard, but they also block out neighbors and reduce local noise.



Oleanders are an excellent choice for adding privacy and combining different colors to your design.  From late spring to fall, it blooms fragrant flowers that cluster at the ends of the branches. The flowers range in color from pink to red, white, and pink, so you can use one color or add different colors for a more unique, informal hedge.

Its dense, upright growth habit makes it an excellent screening plant. Its narrow leaves are dark green, leathery, and semi-glossy.  There are many ways you can plant them in your landscape for privacy. Plant them along property lines, lining walkways, or driveways. Whichever way you let them grow, Oleanders will add privacy and color to your landscape.


Carolina Cherry

Sometimes called the Cherry Laurel, the Carolina Cherry is an evergreen tree that makes an outstanding privacy screen. It features bright green foliage and small, fragrant, cream-white flowers that bloom in late winter to spring.

It has a dense, compact growth habit that is ideal for screening and helping to create a private front yard. Everyone loves their near-perfect shape and low maintenance requirements. You can line them up along a fence line to build a natural wall or against an existing fence to block more vertical space.

Come Home to a Private and Beautiful New Yard



Speak with our nursery pros today and allow us to help you select the perfect evergreens that will give you the privacy you need. Plant evergreen trees for privacy and spend more quality time in your yard. Not only will you gain privacy, but you will also add so much more shade to the area and have another reason to spend more time in your front yard!

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