Pacific Wax Myrtle or other hedge to replace Photinia
The condo complex where I live is in the process of deciding what to plant to replace dying Photinia along a 90 foot access road. Pacific Wax Myrtle has been suggested. I'm seeking advice to confirm that this is a good choice and or solicit other possible options.
The hedge has a southern exposure with full sun most of the day and aside from watering the plants while they are getting established, the only irrigation will be rain. I'd like the hedge to reach 12-15 ft and it will need to grow within a 4 ft. wide by 90 ft. long bed between a cedar fence and driveway. Cyprus has been mentioned but I think it will require twice the Cyprus, at more than twice the cost, to provide what Myrtle offers.
We live near Tacoma, WA. The soil is rich, drains fairly well but is very rocky. Any Thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.