Posted: 19/09/2012 at 11:18
I wonder if anyone can provide me with some advise on some small trees.
I am looking to purchase two to three trees to provide privacy from a neighbours upstairs window. There is no problem with the neighbours, they are happy for me to do this.
We have measured up to the height of their window and it is 5.5M so ideally I am looking for trees which would grow to around this height, or a little more.
Initially I was looking at evergreen trees which would provide privacy in winter. Looking on various sites I would also consider decidious trees. However I would like the form to be quite rounded but importantly dense so you cannot easily see through. Also it would be great if the canapoy could start at the height of the fence. I appreciate you would need to prune as appropriate. Additionally, I would not want a slow growing tree and having to wait considerable years for the tree to grow.
My soil is classed as 7 neutral and in parts has a little clay.The position is relativly sheltered from strong winds.
I am really new to gardening as to confess a little confused when looking at possible trees on websites. They show they often in flower or in Autumn and it is not easy to appreciate what they may be like all year round amd how dense they are.
Some I have come across are:
- Cratagus Flore Plenus
- Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata' (Upright Hornbeam Tree)
- Magnolia grandiflora
- Sorbus aria (Whitebeam) 'Lutescens'
- Pyrus Salicifolio
- Ligustrum Lucidum (Chinese Privet)
I may be completely wrong with the above options. Any advise and guidance on these or potential others would be appreciated.