Front of house hedge screen query
I am an inexperienced gardener but looking to plant an evergreen hedge between 1 - 2m high against the front of my house to hide an ugly facade. I do not want to plant anything that could cause subsidence through root damage, or too much water consumption as the soil is clay based, (south east, England). I was thinking prunus lusitanica but I really have no idea. All feedback will be gratefully received, many thanks.