Best palms to add privacy above fence

poolnoobgrandma

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Our house backs up to a church that has a tall two-story building right behind us. We don't have a lot of room between our patio and the fence. I'd like to plant some palms that would add privacy at the top of the fence, without eating up a lot of space right in front of the fence. For folks in SW/Central FL, what do you recommend? Would clumping bamboo be better than palms? PXL_20210213_155017864.jpg
 
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YippeeSkippy

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My only concern with umbrellas in FL clime would be how often do you get storms that require you to run out and lower them lest the winds blow them away and can do some expensive damage to them? Here in Georgia we've lost two at different times due to wicked winds.

Maddie :flower:
 

Katodude

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You want to hide something that is tall. Arecas, its like bamboo but still a palm. Not expensive either.
 

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usfbull

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My neighbor put these up. When we built our house 2 stories he told me he was going to put something up for privacy. Like I care what he does in his yard. Anyhow these palm leaves are huge and is house is west of mine. As sun sets in summer and that sun is beaming into my yard it’s now cut down and we get shade!
 

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Katodude

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Those looks like birds of paradise. They can grow pretty tall. They can get pretty unruly in their growth so be prepared to do some serious trimming.
 

poolnoobgrandma

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Those looks like birds of paradise. They ca
My neighbor put these up. When we built our house 2 stories he told me he was going to put something up for privacy. Like I care what he does in his yard. Anyhow these palm leaves are huge and is house is west of mine. As sun sets in summer and that sun is beaming into my yard it’s now cut down and we get shade!
That looks like what we are shooting for. How long did those take to grow, and do you know the species?
 
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