Tall, Thin Hedge?
I looked through the topics and landscape design seemed most appropriate. I have a small area that I want to isolate visually from the street and turn into a "secluded" garden. It is about 12 ft X 20 ft. Gets plenty of mid-day and afternoon sun.
My thinking on this was to have a hedge surrounding the garden on 2-1/2 sides (I'm not big on fences). I know little about plants, but my "ideal hedge" would grow rather rapidly, be maintained when it reached about 6-7 ft. and would be somewhat thin - 24" if possible - or less? - I understand that at some point too much thinness = less density. I want it somewhat dense - a "peek through" in places is fine, but regular "howdys!" from passersby - delightful at other times - would defeat my purpose in this particular area. Anyway, my desire is to have a hedge but to have as much space as possible open on the inside of the garden. Obviously a 3ft wide hedge takes up a lot of square footage in a 12 X 20 garden. Would some variety of ligustrum work for this? Something better? Appreciate any comments.