fast growing screening plant in shade
The utility company cut down a mugho pine tree that had grown into a power line and we need something to screen our sunroom from our neighbor's deck and windows. Their home is higher on the hill and their deck overlooks our yard. We live in an area with lots of mature oak trees so we have lots of shade with a few hours of sun a day. Maximum height we can have is 10 feet (aka power line problems), sun is 3-4 hours mid-day, soil is typical Ozarks soil - thin, rocky, limestone rock about 3 feet below the surface. We have wet spring, damp fall and hot humid summers. Winter temps can be around zero or so during short periods, with snow and/or ice. Our time is limited for yard work so would need something that didn't require a lot of pruning. We mulch and use compost, but the plants would need to be able to cohabit with oak trees. Planting bed is on the west side of the house, about 8 feet from the foundation.
We were thinking clumping bamboo. Any experience with clumping bamboo in our area (Northwest Arkansas) or other plant suggestions are most welcome. Budget is a consideration. Thank you!