do deer like/eat Icee Blue Juniper plants? - Knowledgebase Question

Long Valley, NJ
Question by mtnright
April 9, 2006
We just bought 9 icee blue junipers a week and 1/2 ago, and they look like they are getting eaten. I heard deer don't eat Junipers, and we have other junipers that are not touched for several years. However, these look

Answer from NGA
April 9, 2006


It is quite possible. (If there are any loose goats in your neighborhood, goats will also eat junipers.) Although junipers are sometimes listed as deer resistant, at my house they ate J. virginina as well as "Grey Owl" junipers. Deer are adaptable and will learn to eat new things over time, especially if browse pressure is severe or if your yard is already on the browse trail. I'm sorry I can't be more encouraging.

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