Are Pittosporum Tobira deer safe? - Knowledgebase Question

Lottsburg, va
Question by LoganBoat
October 14, 2005
Are Pittosporum Tobira safe from deer appetites? If not, what type of similar plant (or even taller) would you recommend to plant in the fall. I am asking this question for my sister and she has many deer in her yard. Thank you. Lucy

Answer from NGA
October 14, 2005



I searched our deer resistant plant lists and found that Pittosporum was not on any list. Thus I suspect that deer if hungry might eat that plant. Some plants that they prefer to not eat unless they are starving include junipers, Chinese holly, dwarf yaupon holly, dwarf Japanese barberry, cotoneaster, and boxwood.

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