Looking for a few suggestions for Deer Resistant Shrubs that can be used as a hedge.
Something with these characteristics
Zone 6 Dense Compact Shrub 6 - 10' tall 4- 5 ' width Partial Shade to Full Sun (northeastern exposure.. morning sun_ Evergreen Highly Deer resistant Somewhat Drought Tolerant, but is also in a springtime moist location but dries up during summer. Medium Growth Attractive. Berries are fine.....
Need a row about 35 feet long. Looking for a privacy screen, but only of medium height maybe 10' max. I can purchase larger shrubs for immediate functionality, but can also do the 3 gallon size and wait 5 years or so.
These will be replacing Russian Olives which grow but are yucky, and euonymous 'manhattan' which never grows because the deer rip it to shreds as soon as it develops a leaf.
I have Ilex crenata "Chesapeake" small leaf Japanese Holly shrubs as foundation plantings. They look nice, meet all the criteria however I'm very concerned that they are 'deer candy' and will be destroyed if used any distance away from the house.
Leylands are too large, Arborvitae have been ripped to shreds. Carmellia's couldn't handle temperature ranges and drought. Euonymous and Photinia were both ripped to shreds ( even when completely wrapped in 'deer netting").
Anyone currently growing something in a similar situation ???