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Plants For Screening

Home owners seem increasingly keen to gain that little bit more privacy in their garden and there are a number of fast growing plants – whether they be smaller trees, shrubs, climbers or bamboos - that can be used for quick screening.

The one big draw back to consider when choosing such plants is that plants rarely stop growing when they get to the sort of height that you require them to reach, and this can mean on going pruning and green waste to cope with or the possibility of having your garden shaded by excessive growth. If this looks like it might be the case then why not choose something that grows less quickly?

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Latin &
Common Name
EarmarkType & FormFlowers & Foliage
Crataegus monogyna - Common HawthornCrataegus monogyna

Common Hawthorn
Tree, Hedging & Screening, Rounded - TreeWhite flowers (Spring, scented)
Populus tremula - AspenPopulus tremula

Tree, Hedging & Screening, Rounded - TreeNon-flowering
Tamarix ramosissima - Pink Cascade - Tamarisk, TamarixTamarix ramosissima

'Pink Cascade'

Tamarisk, Tamarix
Shrub, Hedging & Screening, Spreading archingDark pink flowers (Summer)
Salix caprea - Kilmarnock - Dwarf weeping willowSalix caprea


Dwarf weeping willow
Tree, Shrub, Weeping - TreeNon-flowering
Cornus Mas - Variegata - Cornelian CherryCornus Mas


Cornelian Cherry
Shrub, Rounded - BushYellow flowers (Winter)
Cornus florida - Red stemmed DogwoodCornus florida

Red stemmed Dogwood
Tree, Shrub, Rounded - TreeDark pink flowers (Summer early)
Viburnum tinusViburnum tinus Shrub, Hedging & Screening, Container-friendly, Rounded - BushWhite flowers (Winter, scented)
Rhododendron - Snowy LadyRhododendron

'Snowy Lady'
Shrub, Hedging & Screening, Container-friendly, Rounded - BushWhite flowers (Summer early)
Rhododendron barbatum - X arboreumRhododendron barbatum

X arboreum
Shrub, Hedging & Screening, Container-friendly, Rounded - BushRed flowers (Summer early)
Populus x canicans - Aurora - Variegated poplarPopulus x canicans


Variegated poplar
Tree, FastigiateNon-flowering

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