Ask a Question forum: Will deer eat the branches or leaves on my Rose of sharon

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Name: Mary Hughes
Hill Country New Braunfels (Zone 9a)
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mesquite664
Jul 23, 2016 3:19 PM CST
Hi folks,

Does anyone know if deer will eat my Rose of sharon branches and leaves? I've reviewed so many of your reviews but nothing about Deer eating my plants. Please help me. Thanks Mary H.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Jul 23, 2016 4:07 PM CST
Welcome, Mary. My guess is they will unless you have dogs to scare them away or neighbors with yummier shrubs.
Porkpal
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jul 23, 2016 4:12 PM CST
Hi Mary, deer ate mine when I tried them outdoors. They also ate my tropical hibiscus and even an oleander bush which should have been extremely toxic. I hate the look of plants encased in wire cages, but it's almost the only way to grow things in deer country. You need a really good fence. I've tried all the smelly things like mint, garlic, coyote pee, etc and none of them work for long.
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Jul 23, 2016 8:43 PM CST
Dogs running loose in your yard will keep the deer over at the neighbors'.
Porkpal
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Jul 23, 2016 8:47 PM CST
you can also try wireless deer fence, and put one next to the shrub they are after. Move them around periodically to keep them on their toes. (btw, its NOT fence of any kind Rolling my eyes. ) I bought some this spring and so far no deer damage. Some people swear by fishing line too, just google that.

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