Evergreen shrubs for NE Oklahoma
Hi, I'm an infrequent poster, as I'm not gardening in OK a lot, yet, but something has come up that I need some help with. I have a place near Tahlequah that we're planning to move to in a year or two. Most of the property (2 acres) is not irrigated. Our next door neighbor has just brought in 2 old, ugly mobil homes, one of which is just maybe 20 feet from our property line. There's hardly anywhere on our property we can't see the ugly things. He's not willing to build a privacy fence, and I can't afford to do so. So, we're hoping to plant a screen. I know all about how to do so in north Texas, but the climate and soil are different. I'm not sure what might be winter hardy in the Tahlequah area, can grow fast, and get very tall and survive with very little irrigation. I know, totally unreasonable. I'm afraid of bamboo, as I know how invasive it is, but that's what DH wants, and what lots of people have suggested. DH does make flutes out of bamboo, so he'd have use for it, but I hate the stuff. I'm all for planting a mixed screen that's good for wildlife, also.
We're heartbroken that what was once a beautiful view has been ruined, but maybe we can turn it back into something lovely.