I need help with hedge ideas.
I'm in desperate need a new hedges. My house has a long side porch with a driveway next to it. On the other side of the driveway is about 4 feet of lawn before it turns into my neighbors driveway/walkway. Only about half of that lawn is actually on my property. The previous owners had planted boxwoods, I'm not sure the exact type, but they only grow to a height of roughly 4 feet. They seem to be doing well mostly. A few have been replaced though. Here's the problem. I live next to the most annoying person in existence, who is always outside on the other side of the hedges, making the porch pretty much useless as the hedges now won't get much higher. My town has a no fence law for front lots, and very short for side lots, so what I need is a very tall hedge, somehow that's legal. As I said I roughly have about 2 feet to work with for rooting, I can let the width of the plant get around 3 - 3 1/2 feet.
It's a section about 25 feet long, half of that gets full/mostly full sun about 8 hours in the summer. The back half though gets maybe half that, with indirect for another few hours. However it's the back half with less sun that I really need to get high, as that's where he always stands. Is it hopeless? I've recently learned the previous owners actually bought another house just to get away. I'm outside of Detroit, which varies from zone 5 to 6 depending on where you look.
I'm in desperate need of help! Thank you. If I can find my charger I'll take a picture of what I'm working with.
In desperate need of help! Thank you.