Red Robin Hedge
Trying to cover the space at the back of this garden from the trampoline and then up to the acer on the left side of picture so about 6 or 7 meters along (see pics) want it have height up to neighbours fence so about 4 meters minimum. Was thinking of getting three red robins to cover this ares (maybe 4). It is partially sunny but obviously in the section behind the shrubs it is very shaded at the bottom (only when they rise above the other shrubs will they get sun). I believe I would have to plant them 30 cms away from the wall.
Are there any flaws in this plan? Would love it to form a hedge eventually - I don't need to pleach them or anything do I? I am a fairly novice gardener and looking for low maintenance shrubs. Would pruning them and letting them spread work over time? It wouldn't get unruly would it - don't want it to interfere with neighbours fence - I can get on the back wall and prune fairly easily but I want the height to cover the mishmash of ugly fences and I love the red robing colours.