I am looking into planting a cedar hedge next to a fence in a small yard as shown in image. I would like to know how close can the cedar hedge be planted next to the fence without interfering significantly with the health or growth of the cedars. I am a little unsure about the side of the hedge next to the slats. Will that stay green or turn brown and die since it will get little exposure to sunlight?
The height of the cedars to be planted would be around 4-6 feet height with a maturity width of 10 feet.
Possible cedars: thuja occidentalis or thuja occidentalis Nigra. My hardiness zone is 4
Thank you for any ideas.