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How To Create Instant Privacy With Trees & Hedges

Posted by Garrett Cleverly on 10/20/16 9:23 AM
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Unwanted views, nosy neighbors, sound from a road, or even a bright street light are a few reasons why people like to create privacy for their landscape. One of the easiest ways to create privacy is with fully grown hedge specimens that can instantly clock out a view. 

Each landscape is different from each other and at Moon Valley Nurseries we have hedge specimens for those tight spaces and larger hedge specimens for the backyard with space! We have a solution for every landscape and below are our top recommendations for Houston. Come see them for yourself. Map any of our three Houston locations.


Wax Leaf Privet

This unique evergreen shrub is one of the thickest growing shrubs we offer at Moon Valley Nurseries. Its dense and rounded growth habit allows owners the ability to prune the Wax Leaf Privet into a hedge, tell green, under plantings,  and inside containers. It is named after its thick and wavy leaves that are smooth to the touch and ti blooms white flowers in the spring. This is one of the most popular shrubs due to its many landscape applications. 



Carolina Cherry

Native to North Carolina and Texas, the Carolina Cherry has become a popular ornamental tree for many homeowners across Houston. The Carolina Cherry has a natural upright conical shape and its adaptability to pruning makes it a great foliage plant that can be pruned into other shapes as well. It is drought and heat tolerant, and requires minimal watering once established. Its foliage is dark green and it blooms small, creamy white flowers in the spring. 



Japanese Blueberry

If you're looking to block out a view from a second story, look no further than the Japanese Blueberry. This visually appealing evergreen is a fast grower with dense and lush dark-green foliage. It requires minimal maintenance and its narrow forms allows it to fit in those tight spaces. It thrives in the full sun and it handles the cold quite well. It can be sheared into any shape and it produces small white flowers in the spring. 



Italian Cypress

Sentinel of the Mediterranean, the Italian Cypress has announced formal entrances, borders and backdrops for the grandest properties in the most picturesque cities on Earth. Unmistakable with their lush green foliage and tall, narrow upright form, these long lived specimens of grandeur are well suited to modern living. Their natural ability to thrive in sunny climates on a minimal amount of water makes them a popular choice for just about any landscape.