Privacy screen in partial shade
I have a 15-20' long space between my yard and my neighbor's in which I want to plant a privacy screen so that I don't have to look at the junk in his yard. The problem is the area gets a fair amount of shade.
Possibilities I am considering:
1. Pyramidal Yews. 2-3 trees. The 4' ones sell locally for about $135/tree.
2 Rhododendrons. The Roseum elegans variety have the tallest potential I have found. The 4' ones sell for about $125/plant. I figure I'd probably need aobut 3 plants.
3. Red twig or yellow twig dogwood. I have heard mixed things about how well this plant would do in partial shade. They sell locally for about $40/plant at about 4' height. I don't know how many I would need to plant...I assume they need to be planted fairly densely to provide good privacy.
I assume the twig dogwoods would be the fastest growing.
I know very little about this sort of thing, so I would like it to be relatively easy.
Please advise me as to what you think would be the best approach. If there are other plants you believe would better serve my purpose please let me know.
Thanks in advance,