Deer Rististant Shrubs - Knowledgebase Question

Pipersville, PA
Question by ffusco
April 14, 2001
I have a serious deer problem and need an evergreen, screen tree or shrub that only grows to six feet. The only things the deer do not eat on my property are spruce and boxwood and daffodils. We have tried everything and lost it. Is there such a spruce tree that only grows to six feet and is good in zone 6?? I will not be spraying any trees so it has to be totally maintenance free. Am I asking for the impossible? Please Help! Thank You.


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Answer from NGA
April 14, 2001

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rhododendron
Daphne sp. daphne Robinia pseudoacacia+ black locust
Delphinium* larkspur Symphoricarpos albus= snowberry
Digitalis* foxglove Syringa vulgaris= lilac
Ginkgo biloba + maidenhair tree Tulipa sp.* tulips
Gymnocladus dioica+ Kentucky coffee tree Yucca* Yucca
_____________________________________________________________________
+ tree or tree-like
* herbaceous plant
= shrubby
g.c. ground cover


West Virginia Extension offers a discussion of deer damage and a list of plants at

http://www.wvu.edu/~agexten/ho...

Cornell University has also published a list and a discussion at

http://www.cce.cornell.edu/che...

I hope these help!


rhododendron
Daphne sp. daphne Robinia pseudoacacia+ black locust
Delphinium* larkspur Symphoricarpos albus= snowberry
Digitalis* foxglove Syringa vulgaris= lilac
Ginkgo biloba + maidenhair tree Tulipa sp.* tulips
Gymnocladus dioica+ Kentucky coffee tree Yucca* Yucca
_____________________________________________________________________
+ tree or tree-like
* herbaceous plant
= shrubby
g.c. ground cover


West Virginia Extension offers a discussion of deer damage and a list of plants at

http://www.wvu.edu/~agexten/ho...

Cornell University has also published a list and a discussion at

http://www.cce.cornell.edu/che...

I hope these help!


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