10 Fast Growing Privacy Shrubs for NC

Privacy shrubs are perfect for creating a natural privacy fence between neighbors and street traffic. They also create a sound barrier to reduce noise, and act as a windbreak to protect against harsh winds. Here are our top 10 Fast Growing Privacy Shrubs for NC:

 

1. Wax Myrtle (Myrica cerifera) - broadleaf evergreen evergreen shrub with glossy olive green color creates clusters of bluish gray berries that persist through the winter.  Fragrant shrub, attracts songbirds.

Mature height – 10-15 ft

Mature spread – 6-8 ft

2. Carolina Midnight Loropetalum (Loropetalum chinense ‘Carolina Midnight’) – lush, purple foliage is the darkest of all loropetalums and retains color all seasons.  Broadleaf evergreen shrub with fuchsia fringe flowers in spring and deep purple foliage all season.  Deer resistant and drought tolerant.

Mature height – 5-8 ft

Mature spread – 6-7 ft

3. Variegated Privet (Ligustrum sinense ‘Variegatum’) – adds form, adaptability and color contrast to your landscape.  Broadleaf evergreen with variegated foliage and small white flowers.  Vigorous and attracts pollinators.

Mature height – 6-10 ft

Mature spread – 5-6 ft

4. Green Giant Arborvitae (Thuja x. ‘Green Giant’) fast growing pyramidal tree with dense evergreen foliaged which grows up to 40 ft tall and creates excellent screening.  Disease free substitute for Leland Cypress, also both deer and insect resistant.  

Mature height – 30-40 ft

Mature spread – 10-15 ft

5. Emerald Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis ‘Emerald’) fast growing pyramidal tree with dense evergreen foliage creates green screening for narrow areas.  Thrives in heat and humidity, drought tolerant.  Ideal for narrow borders.

Mature height – 10-15 ft

Mature spread – 4-5 ft

6. Wax Leaf Ligustrum (Ligustrum Japonicum ‘Recurvifolium’) easy to grow vigorous shrub and very versatile.  Broadleaf, evergreen with dark green wavy foliage and small white flowers.  Vigorous and attracts pollinators.

Mature height – 8-10 ft

Mature spread – 5-7 ft

7. Chindo Viburnum (Viburnum awabuki ‘Chindo’) great accent shrub for borders.  This is an upright, rounded evergreen shrub with large, glossy, dark green foliage and white flowers, and red berries.  Attracts songbirds, and low maintenance.

Mature height – 10-15 ft

Mature spread – 8-10 ft

8.  Winterthur Viburnum (Viburnum nudum ‘Winterthur’) – provides year round interest with large clusters of blue and red berries has an upright, spreading habit and develops fragrant white flowers and colorful berries that change color throughout the season.  Attracts songbirds and deer resistant.

Mature height – 5-8 ft

Mature spread – 5-6 ft

9.  Nellie Stevens Holly (Ilex x. ‘Nellie Stevens’) - dark green evergreen shrub with rapid pyramidal growth that produces bright red berries.  Drought and heat tolerant.  Also attracts songbirds and pollinators.

Mature height – 10-20 ft

Mature spread – 8-10 ft

10.  Spartan Juniper (Juniperus chinensis ‘Spartan’) - dense growing evergreen shrub with upright columnar growth has dark green foliage and creates a nice formal accent, windbreak, hedge, screen or topiary.  Deer and drought resistant.

Mature height – 15-20 ft

Mature spread – 3-5 ft

If your would like to add privacy shrubs to your landscape, contact us today for a free estimate!