The single story ranch house next door was recently torn down, and is being replaced by a much larger home built to the maximum setback limits. The good news is this is on our North side, and does not affect our view or exposure to the South (ocean side). Also, our side driveway to our detached garage gives us a bit of a buffer zone from the new overwhelming structure. The new neighbors said they plan to build a block wall which will be approximately where the blue construction fence is now. Their lot sits about two feet above ours, and there is an existing retaining wall along the property line. I would like to screen the wall to soften the feel along our driveway. There is currently Indian Hawthorne, and Rosemary along the wall, but I would like something taller. There is one small Arbutus back about 3/4 of the way to the garage. How about adding more of those? I also was thinking about Austrailian Willows? Or maybe Icee Blue Podocarpus? Any thoughts or other suggestions?