Need to screen out a neighbour or an unsightly building next door?!
At Egardens.com.au this is by far our most common request - for the tallest trees to create a screen.
Most of these tall growing tree varieties below can reach heights of up to 8m plus.
Just remember that plants are living things and height growth is always dependant on the plant's environment and how happy they are in their position with sunlight, water and soil playing a major part in how tall the plants will eventually reach at maturity in any given space.
OUR TOP 10 TALLEST GROWING SCREENING TREE VARIETIES ARE:
1. CUPRESSOCYPARIS LEYLANDII 'LEIGHTON GREEN' - CONIFER
The Leighton Green Conifer will create a complete screen and has the capacity to reach heights of 10-15m tall.
Not only that, it is very fast growing, creating a quick and tall screen.
2. SYZIGIUM LEUHMANNII - LILLY PILLY
Syzygium luehmanii is an Australian Native Lilly Pilly variety which has the capacity to reach heights of 10-15m tall.
Lilly Pilly’s are fast growing making them an excellent choice for Hedging and Screening especially if you are after a Native and want something with a touch of colour.
3. WATERHOUSEA FLORIBUNDA - LILLY PILLY
The Waterhousea floribunda is also an Australian Native Lilly Pilly variety which can reach heights of 10-15m tall.
This variety is more tree like and perfect for a more informal hedge with its weeping foliage.
You can also create a pleached effect by clear trunk these to create room underneath for under planting.
Less maintenance than a traditional hedging plant.
4. ELAEOCARPUS EUMUNDII - QUANDONG
An Australian Native which is native to the Australian Rainforests reaching heights of 8-15m tall.
Beautiful new growth foliage in shades of reds and coppers.
Fast growing and perfect if you want a tall screen with very little maintenance. This variety holds its form well and best to let go to reach for the stars.
5. ELAEOCARPUS RETICULATIS - BLUEBERRY ASH TREE
The Blueberry Ash Tree is an Australian Native tree typically growing heights anywhere from 4-8m tall.
It also holds its form very well growing in a tall narrow like structure with little to no ongoing maintenance.
These can be used as a screening tree planted in a row.
You can also pleach/ clear trunk these to create room for under planting of smaller shrubs or grasses just like in the photo above.
6. ACMENA SMITHII - LILLY PILLY
An Australian Native Lilly Pilly variety which is one of the taller growing Lilly Pilly varieties and perfect for tall hedging and screening growing up to 6-10m tall.
7. CUPRESSUS SEMPERVIRENS 'GLAUCA' - PENCIL PINE CONIFER