The houses in my new neighborhood are close together. I would like to install a hedge of tall, narrow evergreens for a privacy screen. Since my property is kind of small, I would prefer them to be narrow so as not to take up a lot of space. Can you suggest some that will mature quickly?
Arborvitae are the best choice for a tall, narrow evergreen hedge. Height and spread will depend on the variety. Emerald Arborvitae will grow to 10 to 12 feet with a spread of 3 feet. Techny (Mission) Arborvitae can reach 10 to 15 feet and obtain a spread of 5 to 6 feet. Dark Green Arborvitae will reach a height of 15 to 25 feet with a 5 to 6 feet spread. All three varieties do best in full sun.