ground cover - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by seif1956
April 26, 2010
we have a long driveway with a slanted hill on one side. we also have alot of deers and would like to know what we could do to make this look more appealing. thanks

Answer from NGA
April 26, 2010


I'm with you - choose deer resistant shrubs and ground covers and the deer won't pose such a problem, and you'll have an attractive landscape. The following shrubs are considered deer resistant: Berberis (Barberry), Caryopteris (Blue Mist Shrub), Clethera (Sweet Pepperbush), Cotinus (Smokebush), Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster), Cytisus (Broom), Winter Daphne (Daphne), Enkianthus, Redvein Forsythia, Golden Forsythia, Gaultheria (Wintergreen), Hamamelis (Witch Hazel), Hypericum (St. Johnswort), Ilex glabra (Inkberry), Ilex opaca (American Holly), Juniperus chinensis (Chinese Juniper), Kalmia latifolia (Mt. Laurel), Kerria japonica (Kerria), Leucothoe fontanesiana (Drooping Leucothoe), Lonicera (Honeysuckle), Mahonia aquifolium (Oregon Grapeholly), Myrica (Bayberry), Pieris japonica, Japanese Andromeda, Sarcococca, Spirea(Bridalwrealth), Syringa vulgaris (Lilac), Viburnum, Vitex (Chaste Tree), Weigela.

Deer resistant groundcovers include: Catnip (or catmint), Japanese Pachysandra, Sweet Woodruff, Ajuga (carpet bugle) and Vinca minor.

Best wishes with your landscape!

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