Fast growing shrubs provide curb appeal and a natural privacy fence between neighbors and street traffic. Also, they provide a sound barrier to reduce noise, and protect against harsh winds. Here are some shrubs that grow quickly and do well in North Carolina.
Green Giant Arborvitae
This is a large, fast-growing pyramidal shrub with dense evergreen foliage. It grows about three feet a year until it reaches 30-40 feet. It should be planted about 14 feet apart and will provide excellent screening. The Green Giant Arborvitae is insect and deer resistant.
This is a fast-growing pyramidal tree with dense evergreen foliage. It is a thick shrub that is used as a privacy line in narrow areas. The shrub requires little to no maintenance or trimming. It grows up to 15 feet at a rate of one to two feet per year and 4-5 feet wide with a 25-year life span. The Emerald Arborvitae is drought tolerant and thrives in heat and humidity.
This is a smaller accent shrub to put in the yard. It has dense, dark green leaves with white flowers in the spring and red berries in the fall. The Chindo Viburnum grows about two feet per year to a height of 10-15 feet and a width of 8-10 feet. It is low maintenance and attracts songbirds.
This shrub is a dense growing evergreen with dark green foliage that is only 3-5 feet wide. It grows four feet per year until 15-20 feet in height. The Spartan Juniper creates a natural fence and provides a windbreak. It is deer and drought resistant.
It takes skill, care, and patience to grow shrubs on your property. The result is a beautiful, landscaped yard which provides privacy and a windbreak. Get expert advice from Integrity Tree Care on how to trim and maintain your shrubs today.