Help with a hedge to block highway?
Hi, I am hoping someone here can help me with a hedge, I'm afraid I don't know much about gardening.
The front of my house is very near a major highway and due to the dust, noise and general lack of privacy (plus zero curb appeal at this point) I am thinking of adding a very long hedge.
I am in zone 5, so plants have to be very salt tolerant. Also, because this is a 120 foot strip, cost has to be considered as well.
I am considering either Peking Cotoneaster, Cheyenne Privet or Rugosa Roses as my hedge. All seem ok for the salt and temperature, as well as full sun, but I guess the big question is whether this would look ok for a stretch this long? Any recommendations as to which would be easier to care for? I think the Common Purple Lilac is also an option under my conditions, but didn't know if their growth pattern would look too "sloppy" for a hedge?
I would absolutely love the Rugosa's but don't know if I'm taking on too much with 120' of wicked thorns.
Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!