The Q&A Archives: Deer resistance Plants

Question: I am looking for deer resistant shrubs to plant at my home

Answer: There are lists of deer resistant plants, but hungry deer will eat almost anything so there are no guarantees. Here's a partial list of plants deer generally ignore: Achillea spp. Yarrow; Aquilegia spp. Columbine; Astilbe spp. Astilbe; Coreopsis spp. Tickseed; Dianthus spp. Pinks; Dicentra spp. Bleeding Heart; Digitalis spp. Foxglove; Echinacea spp. Purple Coneflower; Epimedium spp. Epimedium; Eupatorium purpureum Bluestem Joe-Pye-Weed; Geranium spp. Cranesbill, Geranium; Helleborus spp. Hellebore; Helianthus spp. Sunflower; Iberis spp. Candytuft; Iris spp. Iris; Lavendula spp. Lavende;r Liatris spicata Spike Gay-Feather; Lychnis coronaria Rose Campion; Narcissus spp. Daffodil; Pulmonaria spp. Lungwort; Rudbechia spp. Coneflower; Solidago spp. Goldenrod; Veronica officinalis Speedwell; Yucca filimentosa Yucca; Celastrus spp. Bittersweet; Clematis spp. Clematis; Hedera helix baltica Baltic Ivy; Lonicera spp. Honeysuckle; Amorpha canescens Lead Plant; Berberis Koreana Korean Barberry; Berberis thunbergii Japanese Barberry; Caragana arborescens 'Sutherland' Sutherland Caragana; Caragana arborescens 'Lorbergi' Fernleaf Caragana; Caragana aurantiaca Pygmy Caragana; Caragana frutex Russian Caragana; Caragana frutex Dwarf Russian; Ceanothus velutinus Snowbush Ceanothus ;Cornus sericea Red Osier Dogwood; Cornus stolonifera Osier Dogwood; Eleagnus angustifolia Russian Olive; Eleagnus commutata Silverberry; Halimodendron halodendron Siberian Salt Tree; Juniperus chinensis Chinese Juniper; Juniperus chinensis 'Hetzii' Hetz Juniper; Juniperus horizontalis 'Lividus' Lividus Creeping Juniper; Juniperus sabina 'Von Ehron' Von Ehron Savin Juniper; Kolkwitzia amabilis Beautybush; Lonicera spp. Honeysuckle; Philadelphus spp. Mockorange; Prunus americana American plum; Prunus fruticosa Groundcherry; Prunus tenella Dwarf Russian Almond ;Rosa rugosa Rugose rose; Rosa virginiana Virginia Rose; Rosa wichuraiana Memorial Rose; Rosa 'Betty Bland' Betty Bland Rose; Rosa 'Haidee' Haidee Rose; Rhus trilobata Fragrant Sumac; Rhamnus cathartica Common Buckthorn; Sheperdia argentea Buffaloberry; Spiraea spp. Bridalwreath; Syringa villosa Late Lilac; Syringa vulgaris Common Lilac; Viburnum opulus Highbush Cranberry. Hope this information is helpful!

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