Hedges - for Privacy and Sound Barrier
I'm looking for suggestions - I just can't seem to decide what to plant. We have 150' of butt-ugly chain link fence to cover. All in full sun through summer. The fence is only about 5' tall and we would like the hedge to go up to 6' or even 8'. Along the western side, that neighbor has a pool and I'm sure he would appreciate something that does not cause him issues. This is also the side that brings in traffic noise from 43rd Avenue. There's an alley along the longest (northerly) side, other (east-ish) neighbor has a backyard lot of junk cars. Ugh! The sound barrier is only really needed on the western side, the other two sides could be a less dense type of hedge.
Of course, we do not have to plant the same thing on all three sides, can mix it up a bit. Have considered oleander, cat claw, queen's wreath, roses, roses, roses. Can't decide. Please help. :-))