Favorite Plant to Use for Hedge
With no backyard privacy at all, I was hoping to create a semi-intimate feeling on a patio that will be underneath our deck.
Some possibilities were Annabelle Hydrangea, but since it will only flower a few weeks, I'm thinking it may not be quite right - though they will be planted other places.
Boxwood wouldn't be too bad, but I've heard they can smell - not something right next to where we'll often be sitting.
I love the feel of Yews but know this Colorado sun typically fries them to pieces. These will be in the shade until mid afternoon, so I'm thinking they would might be OK.
Some important attributes are.
It must be below 36" (or can be trimmed occasionally to keep them there).
Tolerant of at least semi-shade if not shade.
Fragrant would be a plus.
Semi-evergreen would be nice or ones that green up early and last into fall.
Flowers would be a bonus but it must be a very tidy, neat plant.
With no grass in the backyard, I want this particular area to have a very manicured look. I have other areas for flower beds, so it's not like the entire backyard is in stiff rows.
What do you think of my suggestions? Do you have additional ideas that do well in the Denver metro area?