Need help choosing tall, narrow, around pool
I'm looking for some tall, narrow, something green most of the year, to plant around my pool. The space is only about 2.5 feet wide. I would like something that grows roughly 8 feet tall.
I'm not a fan of conifers. And of course anything with "droppings" of sorts gets in the pool, clogs filters, etc.
Our weather is usually drought most of the summer.
I like the looks of a graham blandy boxwood or a sky pencil holly. I'm afraid the boxwood won't get tall enough, and I'm afriad the holly will dry out too easily (plus the berries and blooms concern me).
The space is between a 6 foot privacy fence (north edge) and a sidewalk along the pool (south edge), so it stays sunny there up to 6 feet until about 2pm each day.
Any other suggestions?