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Instant Privacy® Trees

Hedged Privacy Trees

 

"Hedged" Leyland Cypress at our Snohomish River fields.   

 

          Creating a tall, full but narrow hedge is a long-term project.  We can't just prune big trees back to a narrow shape--all you'd see would be the trunk and the dead, see-through interior.  Instead we start with small trees and each year we prune them so that as they grow they stay at a narrow width but have their natural green exterior foliage.  These trees are a great answer when there is a need for narrow, fast-growing tall trees.  You won't find these trees anywhere else.

 

          Which Hedged Privacy Tree you can use depends on your growing conditions and what you are trying to block off.  We will help you figure this out.  Below are the hedged tree options with a brief description of the tree's characteristics.  One note:  To properly maintain these hedges you need access to both sides of the hedge so it can be pruned.  Sometimes neighbors agree to do "their side".  If you don't have such access, or don't want to take on the maintenance, then your only option may be the Narrow Privacy Trees (see below).

 

 

English Laurel

Prunus laurocerasus

 

     

Foliage:   Evergreen, with some discoloring of the leaves in winter.               

Mature Height:    20  ft.                 

Mature Width:     20 ft.; may be hedged much narrower. 

Sunlight:  Full sun, partial sun, shade.

Soil:.  Acid soil; don't like wet soil.    

Growth Rate:  Fast, up to 3' a year both height and width after established, depending on growing conditions.       

"Instant Privacy" Use:  Fast-growing, larger barrier. 

"Instant Privacy" Spacing:  The rule of thumb is "4-5' centers", meaning the trunks of each tree are 4 or 5' apart.  These trees are so fast-growing they can be planted wider apart than 4-5' if you're willing to wait..

Click to go to to our webpage for:    English Laurel       for sizes, prices and more information.

 

 

Schipka Laurel

Prunus laurocerasus ‘Schipkaensis’

 

       

Foliage:   Evergreen               

Mature Height:    To 12-15ft.

Mature Width:     To  6-8 ft.; may be hedged narrower.

Sunlight:  Full sun, partial sun.

Soil:.  Moist/well-drained.

Growth Rate:  Moderate        

"Instant Privacy" Use:  Schipka Laurel makes a very attractive and elegant hedge, and may be sheared to 6’ tall and 4’ wide.

"Instant Privacy" Spacing:  These shrubs can be spaced on 4 or 5' centers (meaning the trunks of each tree are 4' or 5' apart) or wider.

Click to go to to our webpage for:    Schipka Laurel     for sizes, prices and more information.

 

 

 

Leyland Cypress

x Cupressocyparis leylandii

 

         

Before & After

"Hedged" Leyland Cypress 

Foliage:   Evergreen               

Mature Height:    To 60 ft.                 

Mature Width:     25 ft.; may be hedged much narrower. 

Sunlight:  Prefers full sun; likes hot weather.

Soil:.  Must be well-drained; won't tolerate "wet feet".  OK in acid soil, alkaline soil.      

Growth Rate:  Fast, up to 4' a year after established, depending on growing conditions.       

"Instant Privacy" Use:  Fast-growing, larger barrier.  Avoid power lines, plan for growth.

"Instant Privacy" Spacing:  These trees can be spaced on 4, 6, or 8' centers (meaning the trunks of each tree are 4', 6', or 8' apart) or wider.  Some people want them even closer than that in order to maximize the 'Instant Privacy", while others will put them wider in order to cut down on the cost.

Click to go to to our webpage for:    Leyland Cypress      for sizes, prices and more information.

 

 

Green Giant" Arborvitae

Thuja standishii x plicata 'Green Giant'

 

   

Foliage:   Evergreen               

Mature Height:    40-50  ft.                 

Mature Width:    Approximately 12 ft.; can be hedged much narrower. 

Sunlight:  full sun; sun/partial shade

Soil:.  Widely adaptable, including wet soil.     

Growth Rate:  Rapid, up to 2-3' a year after established, depending on growing conditions.       

"Instant Privacy" Use:  Fast-growing, larger barrier.  Avoid power lines, plan for growth.

"Instant Privacy" Spacing:  May be planted as close together as "4' centers", meaning the trunks of each tree are 4'apart.  5' centers is also a common spacing, and they can be spaced wider than that if "upper screening" isn't as important. 

Click to go to to our webpage for:    Green Giant Arborvitae      for sizes, prices and more information.

 

 

Excelsa Cedar

Thuja Plicata Excelsa

 

Foliage:   Evergreen               

Mature Height:    30-35 ft.                 

Mature Width:     Approximately 15 ft. 

Sunlight:  Full sun, partial sun.

Soil:.  Moist/wet soil tolerant.      

Growth Rate:  Medium/fast, 2-3' a year once established, depending on growing conditions.       

"Instant Privacy" Use:  Often used when an Arborvitae is too small but a height-controlled screening tree is called for..  

"Instant Privacy" Spacing:  These trees can be spaced on 4, 6, or 8' centers (meaning the trunks of each tree are 4', 6', or 8' apart) or wider.  Some people want them even closer than that in order to maximize the 'Instant Privacy", while others will put them wider in order to cut down on the cost. 

Click to go to to our webpage for:     Excelsa Cedar       for sizes, prices and more information.

 

 

‘Gold Rider’ Leyland Cypress

x Cupressocyparis leylandii ‘ Gold Rider’

 

   

Foliage:   Evergreen               

Mature Height:    To 35 ft.          Please note that this is an estimate              

Mature Width:     To 15 ft.; may be hedged much narrower.          Please note that this is an estimate 

Sunlight:   Full sun.  Anything less than full sun and the trees may not produce the yellow color.

Soil:  Must be well-drained; won't tolerate "wet feet".  Drought tolerant once established. OK in acid soil, alkaline soil.      

Growth Rate:  Moderate.

"Instant Privacy" Use:  A great alternative to a green privacy screen.

"Instant Privacy" Spacing:  These trees can be spaced on 5, 6, or 8' centers (meaning the trunks of each tree are 4', 6', or 8' apart) or wider.  Some people want them even closer than that in order to maximize the “Instant Privacy", while others will put them wider in order to cut down on the cost.

Click to go to to our webpage for:     Gold Rider Cypress       for sizes, prices and more information.

 

 

 

 

Narrow Privacy Trees

(no pruning necessary)

 

 

 

"Emerald Green" Arborvitae

 

Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd'  

Foliage:   Evergreen               

Mature Height:    13-15 ft.                 

Mature Width:     Usually determined by the spacing between trees in the row--, usually 2-3'.  Left on their own these trees can get to 3-4' wide after many years. 

Sunlight:  Full sun, partial sun; doesn't like shade.

Soil:.  Likes well-drained soil, but must be kept well watered when first planted.      

Growth Rate:  Slow, 6-9" a year once established, depending on growing conditions.       

"Instant Privacy" Use:  The most popular "Instant Privacy" tree.   

"Instant Privacy" Spacing:  The rule of thumb is "2' centers", meaning the trunks of each tree are 2' apart.  So if you're trying to cover 20', you'd need 10 trees.  These trees can also be spaced wider than that--2.5' or even 3' centers in order to cut down on the cost (it is simply a matter of how long you wish to wait for a solid wall).      

Click to go to to our webpage for:    Emerald Green Arborvitae     for sizes, prices and more information.

 

 

 

"H.M. Eddie” Yew

Taxus x media  'H.M. Eddie'   

Foliage:   Evergreen               

Mature Height:    18-20 ft.                 

Mature Width:     3-5’ - Usually determined by the spacing between trees in the row—2.5-3' (see highlighted text below) 

Sunlight:  Full shade, partial shade, full sun.

Soil:  Likes well-drained soil, but must be kept well watered when first planted. Tolerant of dry shade once established.      

Growth Rate:  Moderate.  6" to 1' a year once established, possibly more depending on growing conditions.       

"Instant Privacy" Use:  Great for narrow, shady areas.   Columnar growth habit similar to Emerald Green Arborvitae.

"Instant Privacy" Spacing:   We recommend 3’ on center, maybe even 3.5’ O.C. for the big ones.  So if you're trying to cover 30', you'd need 10 trees planted 3’ O.C. 

Click to go to to our webpage for:    H.M. Eddie Yews      for sizes, prices and more information.

  

 

 

"Emerald Towertm" Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis "Emerald Towertm"

   

Foliage:   Evergreen               

Mature Height:    25-30’                 

Mature Width:     6’-8' 

Sunlight:  Full sun; partial sun

Soil: Likes well-drained soil.     

"Instant Privacy" Use:  Often used when an Arborvitae is too small but there is a limited amount of space available for the trees' width.  

"Instant Privacy" Spacing:  These trees can be spaced on 3, 4, or 5' centers (meaning the trunks of each tree are 3', 4', or 5' apart) or wider. 

Growth Rate:  Fast—up to 3’ a year.

Click to go to to our webpage for:     "Emerald Towertm" Arborvitae      for sizes, prices and more information.

 

           Please note:  Our availability of these trees is limited and changes quickly. 

 

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Delivery & Planting Available

             We deliver and plant these trees.  Most of our planting projects are in Western Washington: Blaine, Bellingham, Everett, Edmonds, Mukilteo, Shoreline, Bothell, Seattle & the "East Side"--Bellevue, Woodinville, Kirkland, Issaquah, Sammamish, etc.--Renton, Kent, Federal Way, Tacoma, south to Olympia and all points in between; plus Leavenworth & Wentachee.  Further away, people often come pick up the trees here at the nursery and arrange for local planting.   Please see the "Advantages" section below for more information about our planting services and our company.

 

 

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Privacy Trees:  We are a nursery tree farm specializing in Privacy Trees for screening.  We have several thousand privacy trees growing at our Snohomish farm.  Plus we have many years' experience in "what works where", professional planting services, ongoing support, and thousands of satisfied customers.  Buying directly from a grower has great advantages--fresh trees, great selection, and low prices--you maximize your purchasing power.  We also have privacy trees that are not available elsewhere, such as our "Hedged Privacy Trees".  You can see our hedged and natural privacy trees in our beautiful 8 minute YouTube Farm Video.

Ornamental Trees:  We also have a nice selection of Ornamental Trees, with many of our trees being on the "Great Plant Picks" list for the Pacific Northwest.

Delivery & Planting:  We usually deliver & plant our trees for Customers.  Click here for more information.

Free Estimates:  We will help you determine which trees are right for your project, and provide you with free, no-obligation estimates.  This is often accomplished by e-mail and phone, usually first using our online Free Estimate Request Form.  Where necessary, we will send one of our experts out to review the project (no cost or obligation).  More information

Location:  We’re conveniently located just 15 minutes north of Woodinville.  We’d be happy to have you out.  We are a farm, not a retail nursery so we don't keep regular retail hours; instead we set up appointments so that we can focus on your project.    More information

Covid-19 Precautions:  In accordance with the Governor's directives we have made some changes in the way we do things.  For a detailed break-down of these steps please see our "Covid-19 Precautions" webpage.

Payment:  We don’t require any money “up front”—you only pay when the job is completed (unusual exceptions to this are large/special projects or lengthy “holds” on trees).  Be careful of contractors asking for “up front” money; they might not come back!

 Warranty & Support:  When we plant your trees we include staking (if necessary), transplanting fertilizer, and an easy-to-use watering system that hooks into your garden hose.  More information.  We also give a one year Warranty on trees we plant, for no additional charge.  More information   We have a detailed “Care of Your Trees” section of our website, and provide ongoing support--we're available to answer your questions as your new trees grow.  More information 

Customer Service:  We pride ourselves on our Customer Service—real people answering the phone.  We have an "A+" rating with the Better Business Bureau (their highest rating), are an Angie's List Super Service Award winner, have excellent reviews on Yelp, Google, etc. and a 100% satisfaction rating with eBay. 

 

Our Business:  We’ve been in business since 1995 and have a dedicated, experienced staff, most of whom have been with us for many years.  See: "About Us" for our history.   We sell retail & wholesale, for residential and commercial projects.  We are a registered Washington State contractor (License Number: NURSEL*956J1).  More information   Be sure to hire a registered contractor  --  to go to the Department of Labor & Industries website to check a contractor's registration, click here.  As it says there:  "Unregistered contractors carry no bond or insurance to protect consumers.  Consumers can face serious issues if anything goes wrong on a job."   These liability risks are in addition to fraud, poor workmanship, worthless warranties, etc.  We are fully bonded and insured, of course.

 Customer Satisfaction:  Most important of all is what our customers think of us:

"I am really pleased with your work.  You saved me several thousand dollars, steered me away from trees that wouldn't work, provided healthy and beautiful trees, did a great job planting them, and did everything on time and on schedule.  You can quote me."                                                                          Jo, Vashon Island

"Our privacy bank of trees has done nothing but grow well into maturity.  Our back yard and deck area is totally private and the 10 trees your team planted [in 2005] are rich, leathery and dark green.  We remark on them every day it seems.  Please include me in any of your "Testimonials" as you would be hard pressed to find a more satisfied customer."                                                                                                                  Jim, Port Orchard

"For quality vs. value, your trees are the best landscape purchase I’ve ever made."    Jeff, Seattle

"Michael, I just wanted to pass along a note to tell you how thrilled I am with the trees.  The effect they have brought to our new courtyard in the front of our home here in Seattle has exceeded my expectations!"                                                                Chip Hanauer, Hydroplane Driver--Click Here to see his project.  

"I work in customer service so I know good service when I experience it and you have my top rating.  I would definitely recommend you to anyone who needs new landscaping.  Thanks again.”               Carol, Camano Island

"The [new] trees were a great privacy feature when we sold the last house!  We now have a much larger space we want to talk with you about . . "                                                                                   Katherine, Fall City

“My compliments to your crew.  We’ve had a lot of contractors working on our house recently and we’ve seen the entire range; and your guys were excellent. The trees make things look so much better—I started smiling as soon as I saw them going in."                                                                                    Holly, Queen Anne

"You guys are the best nursery I've ever done business with! And I have dealt with a few. You did what you said you would, on time with attention to detail rarely found. From the beginning of the quote process all the way through to the last detail you made it easy. And you work to ensure that the trees will thrive after planting with detailed advice, a complementary irrigation system, and a website filled with useful information. Most nurseries will just dump off the goods and tell you best of luck, put some water on them. You provide a quality product that sets you apart. Your crew was friendly, polite and operated as a well organized team. I would recommend you without hesitation! Thanks for doing a great job!”                                                                                                   Ryan, Buckley

"We can not believe how beautiful your trees are.  The privacy is unbelievable. If you ever need a testimonial let us know.   Our yard is perfect!  We sit there and say "my oh my”!               Suzanne, Tacoma 

"I don't think I've ever been as happy with something I've purchased."                           Sarah, Sammamish

Many More Testimonials (click here)

 

 

 

 

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