Whether you need to hide a pool pump, pump house, or another outdoor structure, selecting an evergreen shrub that grows densely and at the appropriate height is essential. Continue reading to learn our recommendations for Evergreen Shrubs to Hide Structures.
Wavy Leaf Privet Ligustrum
Selecting evergreen shrubs to hide structures doesn’t have to be complicated. There are many options. The Wavy Leaf Privet Ligustrum is the perfect evergreen shrub to hide a pump house or pool pump, as it grows densely and quickly. This shrub thrives in full and partial sun and grows 10-15 feet in height and 5-6 feet in width. This shrub can easily stay 5-6 feet tall with biannual pruning.
The Cindo Viburnum is another excellent choice for hiding structures in your landscape. This fast-growing evergreen shrub grows to be 12 feet tall and 8 feet wide. Another densely growing plant, the Chindo Viburnum, has dark green, glossy leaves which turn dark pink. Additionally, this shrub produces small, white flowers that are very fragrant.
The Japanese Cleyera is a fan favorite at Green Biz! This evergreen shrub produces deep green, glossy leaves that turn reddish-purple depending on the weather. Like the Chindo Viburnum, the Japanese Cleyera also produces small, white fragrant flowers. This evergreen shrub grows 8-10 feet tall and 5-6 feet wide. If needed, you can prune this shrub twice a year to maintain a certain height.
Schipka Cherry Laurel
Deemed one of the hardiest hedges, the Schipka Cherry Laurel provides the perfect hedge capable of blocking any structure due to its dense growth pattern. Both deer and drought resistant, the Schipka Cherry Laurel works well both in rural and urban environments. This evergreen shrub grows 10-15 feet tall and 5-6 feet wide but can be pruned to maintain a certain height.