Evergreen shrubs for privacy hedge
New to this forum, this is my first post. Conflicts with a neighbor are prompting us to plant a thick hedgerow for privacy. We do have deer in the area, but we just installed a 8' no-climb wire fencing (the hedge will follow the fenceline on the inside). Our other concerns are 1)non-toxic to pets 2)would like a variety of leaf texture/color 3)some fruit for wildlife [or us] would be nice 4)non-invasive species 5)drought tolerant, though drip is available in that area. After a lot of research, these are the possibilities I have come up with---can anybody chime in on whether these are good choices? We usually come up as zone 9, but some hard freezes might put us more into zone 8.
1)Toyon 2)Flannelbush 3)Loquat 4)Tea Tree (leptospermum) 5)mahonia 6)pittosporum 7)photinia 8)Texas Ranger leucophyllum frutescans 9)myrtle myrtus commonis 10)coffeeberry 11)sugarbush 12)euonymus japonicus 13)prunus caroliniana and/or ilicifolia 14)Italian buckthorn 15)osmanthus