Answer: According to your zip code, you are gardening in USDA winter hardiness zone 5. Unfortunately, crepe myrtles would not be winter hardy in your area. You may find the following lists of deer resistant/not resistant plants helpful. These lists were developed for West Virginia so the plants they mention should be winter hardy for you. You may need to cut and paste the complete url into your browser to make it work correctly.
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