The Q&A Archives: Plants for poor drainage

Question: Can you suggest 3 or 4 evergreen shrubs for poorly drained clay soil that deer won't eat???

Answer: Hungry deer will eat almost anything, but the following shrubs are generally not attractive to deer. They tolerate poorly draining soils and are evergreen: Buxus microphylla, Chamaecyparis pisifera, Plume Cypress, Cotoneaster, Ilex glabra, Mahonia aquifolium, Picea abies varieties, Dwarf Norway Spruce. Hope one (or more) fit the bill!

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