The Best Privacy Trees! What to plant if you see to much of your neighbors yard! Here is a smaller version - the tree is a Frons Fontaine Hornbeam. With a name like Fons Fontaine it is sure to be a showstopper.
If you're choosing a tree to plant in your yard, think carefully. A tree is a decades-long investment so it's important to find one that you can maintain and that will work for your region and house style.
Keep the garden vertical. That's why it's good to look for shrubs and trees that max out interest as they grow up, not out. Try dwarf varieties for a small backyard, as well as more columnar evergreens (bonus—they boost wintertime interest, too).
Privacy fence with garden along it. As you can see we have a small narrow back yard but we still planted 8 trees for privacy. Most of my flower beds are in shade and it has taken me awhile to figure out which are the best plants for this challenge.