Best Screening Trees

Our Top Evergreen Screening Trees

Screening trees often have a clear stem to reach up to fence panel height of around 1.8-2m with a full-bushy canopy above. This type of screening is particularly useful if you are overlooked by neighbouring properties, would like to draw the eye towards a specific feature, or would like to retain lower level exposure i.e. of an attractive wall or area.

These are the best screening trees, and all are in stock at our nursery in Iver, Bucks:

Eriobotrya japonica
Eriobotrya japonica This evergreen tree has a beautiful scent and produces white flowers that last from winter through to spring. Although its fruit seldom ripens in the UK, its yellow and orange produce is eye-catching.





Ilex castaneifolia
A medium to large tree with a distinctively pyramidal shaped crown. Bright red berries appear in small clusters and are produced in abundance in the autumn time following a delicate of flowers in the spring.  A great choice for high level screening as it produces a definite and dense screen above the fence line.




Ilex Nellie R Stevens
Ilex aquifolium Nellie R StevensIdeal for screening due to its symmetrical habit, density and lack of pruning requirements. The glossy green leaves are smooth rather than spikey. The autumn berries provide colour and food for birds. Grows well in well-drained soil, is drought tolerant, needs sun-partial sun.




Ligustrum japonicum
Japanese Privet Screening treeA compact, small sized evergreen tree with camellia-like olive-green leaves that looks attractive in pleached form. It bears large clusters of white flowers in late summer. A tough performing species that will thrive on most soils, but avoid waterlogged areas





Magnolia grandiflora
With large dark green leaves, this evergreen produces beautiful, large, white flowers in the summer, which can be up to 25 cm in diameter. As well as decorating this stunning tree, they also create a sweet-citrus smelling aroma, and makes a stunning pleached tree. Magnolia grows well in most soils, but it must be sheltered and not north-facing




Osmanthus aquifolium
A pretty little evergreen is perfect for screening in the gardenThis pretty little evergreen is perfect for screening in the garden. Glossy tooth edged leaves resemble Holly and form an upright but spreading plant. Fragrant white flowers appear in autumn amongst the leaves and branches.





Photinia fraseri ‘Red Robin’
This is a versatile evergreen, that has vibrant red new shoots in spring, which contrast with the white blossom – unusual in an evergreen.  The bright new leaves change to a deep, glossy green as they mature.





Pinus nigra
Black PineA robust evergreen tree, with deep green glossy needles and a picturesque, rounded, informal growth habit. The perfect selection for wind break planting and protection from salt ladened winds. A good screening tree, it can reach over 20m in height at maturity, so consideration should be given to its planting location.




Prunus laurocerasus ‘Novita’
This is a popular tree, with an upright and bushy habit which is perfect year-round screening in its pleached form.  Its large leaves are elliptical, shiny and bright green and have small, sweet-smelling, white flowers, which grow in vertical racemes, followed by small, cherry-like fruit.




Vibernum lucidum
Viburnum tinus Lucidum (French Laurustinus) The Viburnum Lucidum originates from south of Europe. It grows into a large shrub with dark green, shiny leaves. These can be up to 10 cm in length and 4 cm wide and are ovate with a pointed end. It grows into a dense, busy and rounded habit and produces cymes of small white, fragrant flowers in late winter, which stay in bloom until mid-spring. This tree also produces small, bluish-black berries in autumn.




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