Need tall, skinny, columnar shrub (not arborvitae's!)
We live in the Charlotte, NC area. We have a section on our property that we'd like to put in screening (need something 4' wide max). We don't want emerald arborvitae's - we haven't had good luck with these. I've read about Bright 'N Tight Carolina Laurels, but can they be pruned and be maintained that skinny (4' max is our available space).
Thanks for any advice, it's been hard to find this information on the internet. This area is mostly shade.