natives with a purpose
Are there low maintenance Maryland native plants that are evergreen, deer resistant, do not have a high flammability rating, and are either: (1) a 6-8 foot shrub for a living privacy fence or (2) ground cover under 7 inches high that forms a mat to reduce weeds. I can't seem to find either. I would appreciate any help
Montgomery County Maryland
Our page on privacy plants has a couple of ideas: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/plants-mixed-privacy-screens
Unfortunately, deer will eat almost anything, especially if there is high population pressure. In that case, you may need to fence anything you plant for a year or two to give it a chance to establish and/or grow higher than the deer browse.
Here are good groundcover recommendations (native ones noted): https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/flowers/groundcovers
The Golden groundsel is evergreen and forms the mat you're looking for. Deer not known to eat it at all.
A great online publication that is very helpful is," Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping: Chesapeake Bay Watershed", which has an easy chart with photos and cultural info.
You are very welcome!