The Q&A Archives: Deer Resistant Plants

Question: I have sandy soil on a hill. The deer love my phlox, evergreens (rub their horns on) and like my hosta. What can I plant that they won't touch?

Answer: Deer will eat almost anything if they're hungry enough so there are no guarantees, but they generally do not bother the following plants:
Berberis spp. (Common Barberry); Buxus sempervirens (Common Boxwood); Calyeanthus occidentalis (Western Spice Bush); Celastrus scandens (American Bittersweet); Cotinus coggygria (Smoke Tree); Enkianthus campanulatus (Redvein Enkianthus) and Forsythia. Hope one of these suggestions is just right for your garden.

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