Privacy Hedge- tall order
I think I may have a tall order to fill with our needs in a privacy hedge... I need help!
Need hedge to be about 15-20 feet minimum to block out neighbors and phone pole/lines. (nixes Privet)
Because it'll be next to a fence and our yard isn't large, taller is better than wider. (Leyland Cypress and Willow Hybrid may get too wide- 3' wide or less is what I am hoping for)
Can't have berries or drop extensive leaves since it'll be near a pool. (nixes American Holly)
Also since it'll be near a pool, the root system can't be incredibly invasive or wide spread.
I had originally been thinking about non-spreading bamboo, but we have a mosquito problem already. I've read that bamboo are especially kind to mosquitoes' breeding.
And did I mention that we are in zone 9 (LA) with heavy clay soil?