Hey there. I want the world on a shoe string... I am looking for a hedge to provide security from hunters and kids walking through my yard as if they own the place.. If there is a perfect recommendation - which I doubt...This is for the end of my landscaped yard that turns in to 2 acres of owned woodland. It is out of the way but quite a bit of shade cover.
About 50 ft
Immediate impact/fast growing
As cheap as can be
As thorny as they come to deter folks
Not too bothered on appearance but would be nice to be evergreen to provide privacy through winter as well as summer
Zone 7 north New Jersey
I was looking at forsythia based on size and cost ($20 per root) but appreciate these arent thorny (but can grow thick) and arent every green. Not sure if they are shade tolerant.
I can plant double width if needed but again - cost for results is the key. Nobody will really see it so it doesnt have to be a picasso . The sooner I can reeducate the locals that my yard where my kids and dog hang out is not a public footpath - the better.