Evergreens star at this time of year, and nothing beats a tough, hardy Serbian spruce. Deer do not seem to browse them! You can choose from Picea omorika ‘Pendula’ with graceful swooping branches or the straight species. Both have a narrow framework, adaptable to a range of growing conditions, and max out at 30′ to 50′ tall. Plant them en masse or combined with other evergreens for screening purposes. Or use Serbian spruce as a specimen plant in smaller landscapes.