What is a good tree for pri­vacy?

Amateur Gardening - - Ask The Ag Experts! -

Q What is a good, small tree to plant that would of­fer us some de­gree of pri­vacy? Shiela Holloway (via email)

A I think that a rowan (Sor­bus) would be per­fect. They are neat trees with el­e­gant branches. Clus­ters of flow­ers in spring are fol­lowed by berries in au­tumn and the leaves will turn a gor­geous shade to­wards the end of the year.

There are many lovely forms to choose

from. Sor­bus vil­morinii has ferny fo­liage, white flow­ers and pink berries. S. cash­miri­ana has pink flow­ers and white berries and S. scalaris has white flow­ers and red berries.

Other choices in­clude: holly, hawthorn, Crab ap­ple, acer and Cor­nus.

Rowan is a small, at­trac­tive tree with year-round in­ter­est

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