Deer resistant plants - Knowledgebase Question

Titusville, Fl
Question by gjrs6770
March 17, 2009
can you tell me of some hardy perennial landscape plants that are resistant to deer in central florida

Answer from NGA
March 17, 2009


The following list, complements of the university, are plants considered deer resistant for Florida landscapes:
Banana shrub; Magnolia fuscata; Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae); Blackberry (Rubus spp.); Bottlebrush (Callistemon spp.); Camellia (Camellia spp.); Carissa (Carissa spp.); Chinese holly (Ilex cornuta); Croton (Croton linearis); Gardenia (Gardenia spp.); Heavenly bamboo (Nandina spp.); Ixora (Ixora spp.); Japanese boxwood (Buxus microphylla); Juniper (Juniperus spp.); Lantana (Lantana camara);
Mahonia (Mahonia spp.); Myrtle-leaf holly (Ilex myrtifolia); Needle palm (Rhopidophyllum hystrix); Oleander (Nerium oleander); Philodendron (Philodendron spp.); Plumbago (Plumbago auriculata); Rutty (Ruttya Ruspolia); Silver thorn
(Elaeagnus spp.); Southern Indian Azaleas (Rhododendron spp.); Sweet/tea olive(Osmanthus fragrans); Viburnum (Viburnum spp.); Wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera).

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