Top 5 Moderate to fast growing trees for privacy walls in Montreal, Quebec.

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Top 5 Moderate to fast growing trees for privacy walls in Montreal, Quebec.

Here is a detailed list of Grovia Landscaping’s top choices for fast-growing trees that create the perfect privacy wall for your yard.

It’s not always easy choosing the best tree to create a beautiful privacy wall in Montreal, our winter’s get really cold, our growing season is short, and there is quite a bit of clay mixed in the soil in the new developments that we’ve visited all over Vaudreuil-Dorion. It all boils down to a few simple choices depending on how fast you expect the growth of your cedars, hardiness and the overall look of your trees and what they may provide. The total price will definitely play a role in choosing the perfect tree for your yard, but let’s face it. They will beautify your personal green space, add a wind and noise barrier and, more importantly, give you the privacy you desire.

Here are our top 5 choices for cedar privacy walls to plant in Montreal, Quebec.

#1 Emerald green Arborvitae

Botanical Name: Thuja occidentalis ‘Emerald Green’


Why choose Emerald Green Arborvitaes?

These beautiful lush green trees are a fantastic choice for a privacy fence here in Quebec.  The Emerald Green Arborvitae is a great size and is easy to grow in the climate we have. These hedges are ideal for tight areas; they have a gleaming emerald green colour and are extremely popular due to their resistance to disease.

The Emerald Green Arborvitae is an excellent choice if you’re looking to achieve a small to medium-sized privacy wall. Simply plant these hedges 3 to 4 feet apart, depending on the density you’re looking for. These trees are quite hardy; they adapt well to numerous soil types and can withstand the cold weather we get in winter.

Growth Rate: Moderate

Mature Height: 8 to 12 feet

Mature Width: 3 to 4 feet

Sunlight: Full Sun


#2 Spartan Juniper 

Botanical Name: Juniperus Chinensis ‘Spartan’

Why choose a Spartan Juniper?

This barrel-shaped, circular Juniper has thick, dense branches that are great for blocking wind and even better to create that privacy fence around your yard. These evergreens are sturdy, can withstand cold weather, drought, heat and even salt for those of you that live in burrow’s that allow planting near streets and sidewalks.  These junipers thrive, no matter what nature troughs at them.


Growth Rate: Moderate

Mature Height: 15 to 20 feet

Mature Width: 4 to 5 feet

Sunlight: Full Sun


#3 Junior Giant Thuja Tree

Botanical Name: Thuja x ‘Junior Giant’

Why choose the Junior Giant Thuja?

If you’re looking for more sunlight in your yard, the Giant Thuja is an excellent choice for many reasons. It’s versatile, and it’s perfect for shaping entryways and is excellent if you live in the city and want to create a privacy wall for your terrace. It’s tough; it does not require much maintenance and has healthy roots. The green Giant is ideal for small yards and any terrace in our beautiful city of Montreal. This is one elegant evergreen that loves hot, humid weather and can withstand cold freezing temperatures. The Junior Giant Thuja is sometimes challenging to find, so if every you see them at your local nursery, make sure to pick them up because odds are they won’t be there when you return.

Growth Rate: Moderate

Mature Height: 15 to 20 feet

Mature Width: 3 to 5 feet

Sunlight: Full Sun


#4 American pillar arborvitae

Botanical Name: Thuja occidentalis x

Why choose the American Pillar Arborvitae?

First and foremost, this tree grows fast! Many people do not want to wait many years to have mature evergreens. The American Pillar can grow up to 3 feet per year and can grow up to 30 feet tall. It’s firm and can withstand anything mother nature troughs at it. It can resist hot and cold weather, strong winds, and you name it! This Arborvitae is definitely a top choice for cedar privacy walls in Montreal, Quebec.


Growth Rate: Fast

Mature Height: 25 to 30 feet

Mature Width: 3 to 4 feet

Sunlight: Full Sun


#5 Brodie Eastern Red Cedar Tree

Botanical Name: Juniperus Virginiana

Why choose the Brodie Eastern Red Cedar Tree?

This Evergreen can grow almost anywhere. The Eastern Red Cedar Tree is ideal for northern weather, they can withstand droughts, hot and cold weather, and anyone who lives in Montreal knows that we can go through severe heatwaves. These cedars are very hardy and can handle it all. They are also quite thick and are a perfect choice for planting a privacy wall, creating wind and sound barriers as well. Their dense foliage helps shelter birds and wildlife during harsh winter weather, downpours and heatwaves, not to mention that these cedars give off a natural scent that repels unwanted bugs and pests.

The Brodie Eastern Red Cedar is one of  Grovia Landscaping’s top choices for creating a privacy wall in Montreal, Quebec.


Growth Rate: Moderate

Mature Height: 30 to 60 feet

Mature Width: 8 to 25 feet

Sunlight: Full Sun


Feel free to contact Paysagement Grovia Landscaping West Island anytime for a free, no-obligation consultation. If you have any questions regarding purchasing or installation of these cedars, one of our experienced crew members will gladly answer any questions you may have.  Call or text us anytime at 514 924-1151.









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