New gardener needs hedge ideas
I justed moved to the islands from California, where I knew what I was doing with the native plants. But now I have lots to learn! So any advice on what works best, is good for the land and environment will be appreciated.
I have 2 different areas needing screening from neighbors. We are near the ocean so salt is a bit of an issue and wind can be strong. Both areas normally get plenty of rain since we are on North Shore Kauai.
So here's the first area: a medium shade, southern exposure that has gaps between various tall shrubs and trees. I'd like a choice for this that will give me at least 5-6 feet of bushy screen, preferably quick growing but non invasive. Colorful foliage and/or flowers would be great of course. Any ideas?
Area number two is primarily western exposure, sun and partial shade, with more exposure to wind. Here we need a screening plant about 6 feet in height and will use some trees or taller shrubs for variety. Again any ideas or advice will be welcomed!