Deer Resistant Shrubs For This Area - Knowledgebase Question

Pioneer, CA
Question by him
September 9, 2001
What will grow here that the deer do not really like!


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Answer from NGA
September 9, 2001

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Deer will eat almost anything if they're hungry enough, but they tend to stay away from native plants as well as Abelia, Bamboo, Barberry, Boxwood, Bottlebrush, Choisya ternata (Mexican orange) Daphne, Erica, Escallonia, Holly, Juniper, Nandina (heavenly bamboo), Pyracantha, Sumac, Syringa (lilac) and Viburnum. They don't often bother the following flowering perennials: Agapanthus, Bougainvillea, Columbine, Aster, Begonia, Chrysanthemum, Echinacea, Ferns, Freesia, Iris, Lupine, Bee Balm, Nepeta, Poppy, Rudbeckia, Thyme, Veronica or Impatiens. Best of luck with your garden!

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