I'd like to put a hedge in along the front of our property, and possibly other areas as well as the garden fills in.
However it needs to be:
- cold tolerant (Z5a - I'm not covering it in the winter!!)
- salt tolerant
- non-poisonous but not yummy for goats! (does that exist?) - no cedars they LOVE them - it is going to be on the outside of the fence but the goats would stick their heads through and eat it
- fast growing.
I'd like for it to be evergreen if possible or at least dense enough to provide privacy in the winter as well. Dense so it will back up our existing fence to keep animals in; and I'd like a formal hedge for the look...
Oh & it has to be okay with partial shade...
Does such a plant exist?