Best Hedge for South Alabama?
I live in South Alabama, technically in zone 8b but I'm very very close to zone 9. I have read that the Leyland Cyprus will get a fungus and die in my area, and I've read that the Arizona Cyprus wants dry conditions, not humidity. So those are out, I guess.
I'm looking for an evergreen shrub or tree that will get at least 10 feet high but I don't want something 50 feet high, that's for sure. I keep reading that these shrubs will get to 50 feet but I never see a picture of them reaching that high so I'm not sure what's going on there. I want something with dense foliage that won't become infected with a fungus or other disease and requires very little maintenance. I'd prefer something that grows fast, like at least 3 feet per year.
What do ya'll recommend? Thanks.