I am looking to develop a break along a side of my land between properties to hide the freeway adjacent to the property next door. Looking to find something of a fast-growing edible plant that would work well to block out the sound and view of the freeway, while providing produce and hopefully some pleasant flowers as well. A little bit about the area:
- Full sun
- Very good, dark loam which floods during the winter potentially up to a couple feet deep
- Water table is ~9' during the summer, would be great to have something with a deep tap root and wouldn't need any (or minimal) water in the summer once established
- Technically in a 9a Zone, but the aforementioned area is at the bottom of a slope, receives a bit cooler air than a typical 9a
- Length is ~200'
I was considering planting a couple chandler walnuts along the fence line, but worried that it would ultimately root out (I've read they spread up to 150') and minimize my options for other parts of the field.
Appreciate any suggestions!