Selecting a fast-growing tree or shrub


Hi – I’m a member of the TBG and would appreciate some advice on choosing a fast-growing tree or shrub for privacy (primarily) and shade – about 15 ft tall. We recently lost a Sea Buck thorn in a snow fall.
Southern exposure, between a 6 ft fence and a patio. The soil is regular north Toronto soil.


Thank you for contacting the Toronto Master Gardeners.

We receive a number of inguires concerning small trees for backyard privacy. The following links are from some of our earlier posts: Trees for small spacesSmall Ornamental TreesSmall Specimen Trees, Small Backyard Tree.

You can find more information on our website simply by typing Trees for Privacy into the Find It Here box located to the right of the page

January 8, 2021