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


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Answer from NGA
March 17, 2009

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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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