5 Evergreen Trees for Front Yard Privacy in Texas

5 Evergreen Trees for Front Yard Privacy in Texas

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 Texas 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 evergreen trees for front yards in Texas – all available at your nearest Moon Valley Nurseries location.



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Live Oak

Live Oak, also known as Southern Live Oak, is one of many 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.


Japanese Blueberry

Japanese Blueberry trees do more than add greenery to your landscape. The Japanese Blueberry have a dense growth habit with multiple upright growing branches and lush evergreen foliage. This low-maintenance tree is tolerant to heat and thrives in central and eastern Texas.

To get the most privacy out of the Japanese Blueberry, line them up along a fence line, and their evergreen foliage will block out unwanted views and prohibit neighbors from peeking over the fence. Plant this beautiful evergreen tree into your landscape and add a splash of greenery to our arid region.

Southern Magnolia

Southern Magnolia

The Southern Magnolia is a favorite in the Southwest when it comes to large evergreen trees. Their dense growth habit is what helps to make it one of the best options to create a private front yard for your family. It features attractive, dark green leaves and blooms large, pleasingly aromatic, creamy-white flowers. These beautiful flowers appear throughout the summer and last into fall.

Besides being able to create privacy and fill the air with a pleasant fragrance, Magnolia trees are an excellent shade tree that can help lower your utility bills, when planted in proper locations.



The Camphor tree is an evergreen tree that grows fast and wide so that it can block unwanted views and give your yard privacy in no time! The Camphor features dense wide-spreading foliage with glossy, dark green leaves that creates the perfect canopy for privacy and shade.

Our nursery pros recommend you plant them in rows along a property line to make a year-round privacy screen. The fragrant foliage is more than just a pretty canopy. When crushed, the leaves are said to have therapeutic benefits. They can also repel mosquitos and help you enjoy your private yard all day and night.

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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 from 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

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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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