Need recommendation for fast growing conifer?
I'd like to use a fast growing conifer as a privacy screen along 2 property lines totalling about 650 feet.
I'd like a fast growing tree that I can plant about 9 feet apart with overlapping canopies. Something that does not shed in the winter would be preferable to maintain privacy year round.
Anything that grows 3 feet / year or more would be fine.
I'd also, ideally, like something that grows quick but eventually slows and doesn't become hundreds of feet tall.
I like the Dawn Redwood, but it sheds in the winter. I also like the Coastal Redwood, but it may get too large.
The Thuja Green Giant is another one I'm thinking about, but it's a bit pricey and there seems to be some debate on just how fast it grows.
My soil conditions are moist clay but never flooded. I'm located in Central California (Merced). We often have a few weeks during the summer of 100+ temps and at least 2 months of often freezing temps down to the high 20's.