What type of Thuja to plant?
I live in the northeast and need a privacy screen. I have approx 8 feet between a split rail fence and a road. I have been told that planting Thuja Plicatas was the way to go. Then I discovered how many varieties there are. Between 'excelsa' 'Green Giant' and 'Occidentalis' , which variety would be best suited for my constraints? I'm aware that the grene giant would get wider than 8 feet, but if I plant them closer to the fence than the road, could I get away with my width problem or would the fence damage that part of the plant? Deer are prevelant in the area, are either of these better or worse? I plan on buying 5-6 feet tall trees. How far apart should I plant them?
Thanks for your help.