Deer-Resistant privacy shrubs/trees needed
Deer-Resistant privacy shrubs/tree suggestions needed, Zone 6, shade, acid soil.
We are looking for suggestions for deer-resistant shrubs, hedges and trees that are fast-growing and provide good coverage for privacy.
We are in zone 6 and need suggestions both for shade and semi-shaded areas, with very acid soil (we are surrounded by lots of white pine).
We looked for wild local shrubs, but don't see anything growing around us that really covers enough to provide privacy -- e.g. there are mountain laurel and huckleberry.
We are looking for both shrubs that will fill out quickly, and taller plants that are also very full, for privacy. And fast-growing (or inexpensive-to-buy mature plants) would help!
We just built a house and although we tried not to cut down many of the trees around the house, we still ended up with a bedroom pretty close to the road with no trees or bushes to provide us with any privacy.
And there are things like neighboring fences, and sheds that we'd like to hide from our view.
So we need plants that are as full and wide as possible, and preferably 6-8 feet tall, and also some that are even taller (maybe 15 feet) and also as full as possible. And are deer-resistant!
Most are in semi-shady areas surrounded by nearby pine trees.
Any help appreciated!