Yet another pittosporum hedge question
I'm looking for a shrub or a tree that I can plant as a screen along the fence line between my house and my neighbors. I recently removed a large ficus tree that acted as a screen and I need to find something to replace it. I've tentatively narrowed my choices to pittosporum tenuifolium or pittosporum silver sheen. I'm looking for a fast growing plant that will grow to about 12 ft tall and that can be kept fairly narrow ( 1 1/2 ft).
Any other recommendations ( I'm in Los Angeles if that helps).
Also, is pittosporum tenuifolium poisonous? The person at the nursery I spoke with said no, but I found a web site that said they are. My neighbor and I both have young children. Has this been a concern with anyone who's planted this?