Deer Resistant - Knowledgebase Question

West Greenwich, Rh
Question by catiep
June 11, 2009
Looking for shrubs, trees, etc. for my yard in West Greenwich that the deer will not find tasty.


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Answer from NGA
June 11, 2009

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There's a product called Deer Away that repels deer. Check it out at your local garden center. I?ve found that native plants are often passed up by deer. But, a hungry deer will eat almost anything so your mileage may vary. If there is a large deer population and a big competition for food, even plants identified as deer resistant can become dinner for a hungry deer. With that said, here's a list of plants generally ignored by deer: Shrubs: Abelia (Abelia spp.) Acuba (Acuba japonica) Autumn Aster (Aster spp.) Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii) Blackberry (Rubus spp.) Boxwood (Buxus microphylla) Cotoneaster dammeri) Dwarf Chinese Holly (Ilex cornuta) Dwarf Yaupon (Ilex vomitoria) Eleagnus (Eleagnus spp.) Evergreen sumac (Rhus virens) Fragrant mimosa (Mimosa borealis) Germander (Teucrium spp.) Goldcup (Hypericum spp.) Japanese arelia (Arelia sieboldii) Jerusalem Cherry (Solanum pseudocapsicum) Juniper (Juniperus spp.) Lantana (Lantana horrida) Lavender (Lavandula spp.) Nandina (Nandina spp.) Pyracantha (Pyracantha coccinea) Red-leaf or Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii) Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Scotch Broom (Cytisus scoparius) Turks cap (Malvaviscus arboreus) Wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera)2 Perennial Succulents and Lilies: Hen and chickens (Sempervivum spp.) Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus spp.) Red Yucca (Hesperalae parvifloria) Sacahuista/Bear Grass/Nolina (Nolina spp.) Yucca (Yucca spp.) Vines: Carolina Jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens) Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) Ground Covers: Aarons Beard (Hypericum calycinum) Asiatic Jasmine (Trachelospermum asiaticum) Carpet Bugle (Aiuga reptans) Monkey grass (Ophiopogon japonica) Myrtle (Vinca major) Santolina (Santolina spp.) Spearmint (Menta spicata) Thyme (Thymus spp.) Flowers, Ferns, Herbs: Ageratum (Ageratum spp.) Begonia (Begonia spp.) Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) Blackfoot Daisy (Melampodium lecanthum) Bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis) Cast-Iron Plant (Aspidistra lurida) Cedar Sage (Salvia roemeriana) Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum spp.) Coreopsis (Coreopsis spp.) Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus) Dusty Miller (Senecio cineraria) Flame Acanthus (Anisacanthus wrightii) Foxglove (Digitalis spp.1 Holly Fern (Cyrtomium falicatum) Indigo Spires (Salvia spp.) Iris (Iris spp.) Mealy Blue Sage (Salvia farinacea) Mexican Bush Sage (Salvia leucanthia) Mexican Mint Marigold (Tagetes spp.) Periwinkle (Vinca rosea) Purple Cone Flower (Echinacea angustifolia) Savory (Satureia spp.) Sword Fern (Nephrolepis spp.) Verbena (Verbena spp.) Wood Fern (Dryopteris spp.) Yarrow (Achillea filipendulina) Zexmenia (Zexmenia hispida) Zinnia (Zinnia spp.) Good luck with your garden.

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