The Q&A Archives: deer resistant flowering shrubs

Question: We'd like to plant flowering shrubs on either side of our rear entrance. This faces south and the woods that contain deer that visit our gardens. We want somethings with summer flowers.

Answer: The following shrubs are considered deer resistant:
Berberis Barberry
Caryopteris Blue Mist Shrub
Clethera Sweet Pepperbush
Cotinus Smokebush
Cotoneaster Cotoneaster
Cytisus Broom
Daphne Vars. Daphne
Enkianthus camponalatus Redvein
Forsythia Golden Forsythia
Gaultheria Wintergreen
Hamamelis Witch Hazel
Hypericum St. Johnswort
Ilex glabra Inkberry
Ilex opaca American Holly
Juniperus chinensis Chinese Juniper
Kalmia latifolia Mt. Laurel
Kerria japonica Kerria
Leucothoe fontanesiana vars. Drooping Leucothoe
Lonicera Honeysuckle
Mahonia aquifolium Oregon Grapeholly
Myrica Bayberry
Pieris japonica vars. Japanese Andromeda
Sarcococca Sarcococca
Spirea vars. Bridalwrealth
Syringa vulgaris Lilac
Viburnum Viburnum
Vitex Chase Tree
Weigela Weigela

Hope one of these plants is just right for your landscape!

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