7 Shrubs You Can Plant To Add Privacy To Your Yard

Hick’s Yew

Ideal for formal hedges, this plant has dense, deep green foliage and a narrow columnar form when grown naturally. It can reach 18-20 feet tall and 6-10 feet wide but is often maintained at 10 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide.

Bright 'N Tight

With fragrant spring blooms, shiny berries, and evergreen foliage, this compact shrub attracts birds and butterflies. It grows 8-10 feet tall and 6-8 feet wide in ten years.

Christmas Jewel

This holly has a pyramidal form, bright red berries, and is self-fruitful. It grows 8-10 feet tall and 6-8 feet wide, providing a dense privacy screen.

Jolene Jolene

This low-maintenance shrub has pink, star-shaped blooms in spring and grows to 6 feet tall and wide, attracting bees and butterflies.


With evergreen foliage and rose-like blooms in red, pink, or white, these camellias provide year-round privacy. They range from 3-4 feet to 12-15 feet in height.

Burgundy Spice

This shrub features purplish-red foliage, fragrant spring blooms, and yellow-orange fall foliage. It is best suited for shadier areas and provides seasonal interest.

'Blue Point' Juniper

This needled evergreen has a broad, pyramidal form with dense blue-green foliage, tolerates various conditions, and does not require pruning.