Hedge for wind control?
Howdy! Just moved to the Hayward Hills of the Bay Area. We're about 400 feet up. The wind whips and moans around our house all afternoon because there's a perfect narrow wind tunnel from the Golden Gate directly to our bedroom's corner. It's exacerbated by the neighbor's yard being 4 feet lower than us, creating a suction-vortex that increases air speed.
We need a hedge.
The breeze is lovely when it's hot, so we don't want a solid-growing hedge like English Laurel (and that's way too much pruning). Would Silverberry (for the Nitrogen) fronted by a pretty Rose of Sharon work, do you think?
If you have a better idea, please do suggest! Thanks muchly.