Screening hedge - cant decide
Hi All, I'm trying to decide on a screening hedge to run along an ugly 2 x 14m block wall at the back of our back garden.
I'm looking at Osmanthus xburkwoodiii or Prunus Lusitanica or anything similar. Needs to grow to 2.5m tall minimum.
It will need to grow fast and to a good height to block out the neighbours behind whom have build a raised deck and now look straight into our kitchen when they are outside.
I would prefer an evergreen hedging plant that has dark green leaves too.
I've read laurel can play havoc with allergies which is no good for us as my daughter is severely allergic.
Also was wondering if anyone has purchased Leo Ogrens "Allergy Fighting Garden" book and if it is any good? considering getting Kindle version so I can start assessing plants I am looking at.
Any suggestions gratefully appreciated.