Tall, skinny, lush, evergreen tree for privacy?
New to the forum, and to the world of choosing trees so I appreciate any guidance I receive....
I live quite a ways from the PHX urban heat island, so I've decided Ficus trees are not an option due to freeze concerns.
I have the typical Arizona postage stamp lot, and I need a few different trees for variety that provide some privacy without a wide horizontal spread.
Some choices I have on the short list are Sissoo, Tipu, Australian Bottle, and possibly Arizona Ash.
I have seen the dense canopy the Ash will develop, but I fear the width will eventually be too much.
A mild concern is litter, the worst will get a certain spot in the back while the cleanest will be nearer the house.
Another concern is allergies or aromatics.
Most strong-smelling trees KILL me when the windows are open.
As we drive around looking at trees, we don't know one from another well enough to give a name to the guys at the tree nurseries.