Scarlet's Peak Yaupon as Privacy Hedge?
Is anyone using this holly? Although relatively new, I was hoping someone here might have some experience with it. I'm building a new house and will have a pretty narrow back yard that I will need a privacy hedge for. I have searched for weeks trying to find the right plant, but haven't come up with much so I'm open to suggestions. Here are the plants I've considered and the issues I've found with each:
Scarlet's Peak Yaupon - Not much out there on it. Seems to be the right width, but I'm not sure how easy or attractive it would be to maintain at around 8-10'.
Spartan or Hetz columnar Juniper - Seem too wide for what I'm really wanting, plus I have serious concerns about allergies from junipers.
Green Tower Boxwood - Seems to fit the bill, but adds no wildlife value. Still, it may be an okay and easy screen.
Plants I am NOT considering are photinia, wax myrtles, or evergreen non-columnar trees. I want a columnar evergreen to make a nice solid green "fence" around my yard for a somewhat formal look. I plan to add a variety of native/wildlife plants as well, but really want a low-maintenance living fence as a nice backdrop for privacy.
If I had my choice, I would use emerald green thujas, but since those don't do well in the Dallas area, I'm stuck looking for an alternative. Any advice on these, or recommendations for something else? Thanks!