Deer Resistant Plants - Knowledgebase Question

reading, mi
Question by nrh6104
May 3, 2006
I have sandy soil on a hill. The deer love my phlox, evergreens (rub their horns on) and like my hosta. What can I plant that they won't touch?

Answer from NGA
May 3, 2006


Deer will eat almost anything if they're hungry enough so there are no guarantees, but they generally do not bother the following plants:
Berberis spp. (Common Barberry); Buxus sempervirens (Common Boxwood); Calyeanthus occidentalis (Western Spice Bush); Celastrus scandens (American Bittersweet); Cotinus coggygria (Smoke Tree); Enkianthus campanulatus (Redvein Enkianthus) and Forsythia. Hope one of these suggestions is just right for your garden.

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