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Looking to add some evergreens to border my backyard. I have chain link on the sides and a vinyl fence across the back. Its a small yard, approx. 1600 sq ft. I'm looking to add several evergreens to serve as a border and for privacy. However, I do not want Arborvitae...my neighbor has them lining their property and I hate the way it looks.. too straight and formal for me! Maybe one or two here and there, but don't want a bunch of them in a line. I love colorado spruce but they likely get too big for my yard. The one you see I have is a baby blue spruce. The other tree us a serviceberry. So, I'm looking for suggestions as to what other evergreens/trees I can plant. They need to be planted close to my fence so they dont protrude into the rest of the yard. Another thing is that it is always damp and shaded along the white fence. My eventual goal is to have a nice border of evergreens and small trees all the way around my fencelines and then have them in beds, edge and mulch in front of them and have shrubs, flowers etc. Thanks for any suggestions!