Screening Trees

Screening Trees FOR SALE

Screening trees and shrubs in a garden setting perform multiple functions, both aesthetic and practical. The aesthetic aspects are obvious with attractive shapes, foliage, flowers and fruits. Certain of these aesthetic qualities can be carried over when trees or shrubs are chosen for an added practical purpose of privacy screening with a hedge of a yard or patio, or to subdivided a larger garden are into defined sections for certain plant groupings or for specific purposes such as to delineate a swimming pool area. Other applications include screening off parking areas on residential and commercial properties, as well as the borders of a golf course. Ideally, screening trees or shrubs should have four basic characteristics: 1) be evergreen; 2) have a dense growth form so that plants provide an effective visual barrier; 3) possess a low-branching habit so that the screening extends to the ground and 4) be adaptable to pruning to achieve and maintain the desired shape and height. Screening barriers are often divided into two types: tall screens, 6 or more feet in height, to provide full privacy and low screens typically 3 or 4 feet tall used for such purposes as a hedge along a sidewalk, a driveway or against a building wall, so that the screen is only partial or to delineate a boundary. Although trees are more commonly used for tall screens and shrubs for low ones, there are many exceptions. Examples of taller screening plants include Mexican Alvoradoa (Alvaradoa amorphoides) which as bright green foliage; Black Calabash (Amphitecna latifolia), both a privacy screen and excellent wind barrier; Small Leaf Clusia (Clusia guttifera) which provides a virtually impenetrable privacy barrier and Japanese Blueberry Tree (Elaeocarpus decipiens) which has attractive foliage and fruits which attract birds. Suitable lower screening plants consists of Paurotis Palm (Acoelorrhaphe wrightii) which has dense spiny foliage as a very effective barrier; Jamaican Caper (Capparis cynophalophora) which has handsome foliage and colorful aromatic flowers; Japanese Ligustrum (Ligustrum japonicum) bearing dark green leaves and lilac-like flowers and forming a dense hedge and Simpson’s Stopper (Myrcianthes fragrans) which has attractive foliage, flowers and fruits.

Treeworld has a wide choice of screening trees and shrubs, including those mentioned above, from which to select the best plants for landscaping any residential, commercial or public location.

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Scientific NameCommon NameColorSizeFormLeaderHeightSpreadTrunk DiameterSalt ToleranceDrought Tolerance
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Breynia cernua (syn. Breynia sp. 'Iron Range') 25 Gal Iron Range, Red Coffee Bush
25 Gal STANDARD SINGLE 8' - 10' 6' 1 3/4' LOW MODERATE
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Capparis cynophalophora (bush) 100 Gal Jamaican Caper, Black Caper
100 Gal MULTI TRUNK MULTI 10'+ 8' BUSH MODERATE TO HIGH HIGH
Capparis cynophalophora 50 Gal Jamaican Caper, Black Caper
50 Gal STANDARD SINGLE 8'+ 6' 2' MODERATE TO HIGH HIGH
Capparis flexuosa 25 Gal Limber Caper, Bay Leaf Caper Tree
25 Gal STANDARD SINGLE 8' - 10' 4' - 5' 1 1/2' LOW HIGH
Chrysophyllum oliviforme 100 Gal Satin Leaf
100 Gal STANDARD SINGLE 16'+ 8'+ 3'+ MODERATE HIGH
Chrysophyllum oliviforme 50 Gal Satin Leaf
50 Gal STANDARD SINGLE 14' - 16' 6' - 8' 2 1/2' - 3' MODERATE HIGH
Clusia rosea (bush) 50 Gal Pitch Apple, Autograph Tree
50 Gal MULTI TRUNK MULTI 10' - 12' 8' BUSH HIGH HIGH
Clusia rosea 100 Gal Pitch Apple, Autograph Tree
100 Gal STANDARD SINGLE 14'+ 8'+ 3' - 4' HIGH HIGH
Clusia rosea 25 Gal Pitch Apple, Autograph Tree
25 Gal STANDARD SINGLE 8' - 10' 4' - 5' 1 1/2' - 2' HIGH HIGH
Clusia rosea 50 Gal Pitch Apple, Autograph Tree
50 Gal STANDARD SINGLE 12' - 14' 6' - 8' 2 1/2' - 3' HIGH HIGH
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Gliricidia sepium 50 Gal Gliricidia
50 Gal STANDARD SINGLE 12'+ 8'+ 3'+ MODERATE HIGH
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Stemmadenia litoralis (syn. Tabernaemontana litoralis) 100 Gal Lechoso / Milkyway
100 Gal STANDARD SINGLE 12'+ 6' 2 1/2' HIGH MODERATE
Stemmadenia litoralis (syn. Tabernaemontana litoralis) 50 Gal Lechoso / Milkyway
50 Gal STANDARD SINGLE 10' - 12' 5' - 6' 2' - 2 1/2' HIGH MODERATE
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