Privacy planting is needed in a shady area. The ambiant light is actually pretty good, but virtually no sunshine is getting to this area because it is the North side of the house which shadows the area. Ironically, because of the good ambiant light, shade is most apparent when the sun is out. I would like to put in a backdrop of evergreen as the first step. Water is not an issue, fortunately. At fourteen feet, the screening would be achieved so am looking for things that will provide that height and proportionate width (i.e. not narrow). I have done some googling around and the leading candidates are Laurels. English, but I fear it is too aggressive and maintenance heavy (slope and pruning challenges). Russian laurel is a contender (prunus schipkaensis?). Others are slow growers (I am too old and impatient)-hemlock, cedar or too narrow in habit. I am open to doing a tapestry of several different trees. My shovel and checkbook await your reply. Thank you.