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Question: Been here 8 yrs - planted shrubbery twice - both failed. 1st ones (yews) eaten by the deer, next batch (boxwoods & maroon with thorns) died after 2 winters (also snow crushed) so starting over again. Live in northern New England. Something inexpensive? Help!!

Answer: I'm afraid that even plants toted as deer resistant are not really - hungry deer will eat most anything. With that in mind, you might try American Holly, Andromeda (Pieris japonica), Daphne, Forsythia, Kerria or Leucothoe. These are commonly available shrubs and the smaller sizes are relatively inexpensive, they just take a little longer to grow up. Hope this helps!

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