Hell Strip Hedge Help
Hi all and thank you for taking the time to offer your advice. My wife and I bought a house on a very busy street a few years ago and we are getting a tad fed up with the garbage/lack of privacy from the street. We were hoping to establish some sort of privacy hedge.
My main concern is salt spray. We're dealing with a 40' strip along the road in full to partial sun. The strip in which I would have to plant is about 7' wide off of a major road (there is a retaining wall that constrains me to this area). I highly doubt arborvitaes would survive in this environment.
Thus, I was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to what might make a fairly dense 4-5' hedge. I have visited a few local nurseries, but have walked away with very little in terms of ideas. I am certainly not fixated on conifers and would like to get something started before it gets too hot. Any advice would be sincerely appreciated.