What is the fastest growing plant for a privacy screen?

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  • Rowgop (Pam) Rowgop (Pam) on Nov 25, 2017

    Bamboo is real fast, although it is invasive, so might want it to be contain

    • Yvonne Yvonne on Nov 25, 2017
      Please note that there are Two types of Bamboo. Runners & Clumpers. You will want to plant the Clumping kind, non-evasive. We have had ours for over 10yrs - No problems! Just be sure you buy it from a reputable nursery who knows their Bamboo.

  • Ellis Ellis on Nov 25, 2017
    Don't do bamboo, you will regret it. Many places are making it illegal to plant bamboo.

    You don't say where you are, so I suggest you ask at a good local nursery, or contact your state's Cooperative Extension agency. They will know what is good for your region, and what to stay away from.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 25, 2017
    What is your location

  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Nov 25, 2017
    try a honeysuckle or trumpet vine

  • Polly Fuller Polly Fuller on Nov 25, 2017
    nandina

  • Jeanette Jeanette on Nov 25, 2017
    Russian Olives

  • GoddessOdd GoddessOdd on Nov 25, 2017
    I agree with posts above, not knowing what zone you are in limits the helpfulness of the answers. The best answer has already been given... check local nurseries, garden centers or your county extension agent. Bear in mind that fast growing plants have their own problems...invasiveness, longevity (many fast growing plants are also short lived) and strength (fast growing plants tend to be subject to more damage from frost, wind, even heavy rains). Carefully research the bamboo variety, if you choose to go that route, making sure that the cultivar you choose will not overcome the space. If it were me, I would try to find a native plant, with something to attract birds or other pollinators, because they can use all the help they can get. Native plants will do well in your space, and wildlife visits are fun to watch. If there is a fence or other support, most vines grow very quickly, and can cover large spaces with minimal expense.