These Are the Best Plants to Enlist for Ultimate Privacy

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Photo credit: Imagno - Getty Images

Even though we're only mere days into 2022, spring will be here before we know it—and that means gardening season is just around the corner. Naturally, plants serve as a way to beautify one's property, but they also provide a source of privacy. After all, who wants their neighbors peeking into their backyard? Fortunately, House Beautiful is here to help you decide which plants to incorporate into your own landscape design for the utmost privacy, including everything from climbing roses to bamboo. Happy gardening!

Boxwood

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Boxwood—also known as Buxus or box—is a subdivision of the family Buxaceae that will have your backyard looking like a perfectly manicured garden in the English countryside.

Ivy

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Ivy, or Hedera, consists of approximately 15 plant species from the family Araliaceae, which is native to parts of Europe, Africa, and Asia.


Climbing Roses

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If you're looking for a colorful way to achieve privacy in your backyard, look no further than climbing roses, which you can find in pink, orange, yellow, red, et al.

Bamboo

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Photo credit: David Madison - Getty Images

Bamboo, or dracaena sanderiana, is a plant species that's part of family Asparagaceae, which is native to Africa. It was named after German–English gardener Henry Frederick Conrad Sander.

Buckthorn

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Photo credit: Kirill Kukhmar - Getty Images

You can grow buckthorn in a myriad of ways: using seeds, layering, suckers, softwood, or hardwood.

Arborvitae

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Arborvitae is part of a genus of trees in the family Cupressaceae. Of the five species in this particular genus, three are native to eastern Asia and two to North America.

Holly

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Holly (AKA Ilex) is a genus of more than 560 plant species in the family Aquifoliaceae—and it's the only living genus in this family.

Yew

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Photo credit: Peter Byrne - PA Images - Getty Images

Yews, or taxus, is a genus of coniferous trees in the family Taxaceae that can grow to be anywhere from 8 to 65 feet tall, with most averaging 14 feet high.

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