Narrow privacy row screen trees
We have a narrow east-west area between multi-story houses in St. Paul where we want to plant shade trees (allowing solar gain in winter), about nine feet from our house (south side), similar distance to neighbor's driveway. Spouse wants Swedish aspen (rustling leaves), but I'm concerned about suckers travel and partial shade issues. My preference would be either Dakota or Parkland birch, and hope to avoid root issues due to the tight spacing between house and tree. Fast growth strongly desired!
Thanks for prompt and detailed answer.