Answer: Some of the more commonly grown hedging plants such as Leyland Cypress and red tip photinia will be less expensive than less commonly grown plants. You might want to browse through your local nurseries to see what's on sale A few other options include Limber Pine, Austrian Pine, Japanese Black Pine, Chinese Holly and Chinese Privet. "Fast-growing" is a relative term; the better you prepare the growing site and care for the trees during their first few years, the faster they should fill the space to provide a screen.
Best wishes with your new hedging screen!
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