We live in the Houston area of Texas. A new house was recently built directly behind me and the builder removed all vegatation right up to my property line. We cannot use a fence due to the development regulations.
I have a straight line of about one hundred feet, sandy soil covered by San Augustine lawn, in full sun where I would like to plant a privacy shrub hedge.
What would be a colorful shrub and how far apart would I have to plant to give solid cover. I would like to go from say 5 gall at planting to about six feet in a couple of years. Is there anything that would do this? Many thanks to everyone who takes the trouble to reply.