deer resistant plants - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by paulygirl3
April 28, 2010
hi, i am looking for plants that i can have in a semi-shaded area, that deer won't eat??? i was thinking about gardenias??? not sure what i can try, they have eaten all my hostas, adn azaelas. please give me some advice, i live in franklin, nc thanks

Answer from NGA
April 28, 2010


I'm afraid deer love gardenias as much as they love hostas and azaleas! The following shrubs are considered deer resistant: Caryopteris (Blue Mist Shrub), Clethera (Sweet Pepperbush), Winter Daphne (Daphne), Enkianthus, Gaultheria (Wintergreen), Hamamelis (Witch Hazel), Hypericum (St. Johnswort), Ilex glabra (Inkberry), Ilex opaca (American Holly), Kalmia latifolia (Mt. Laurel), Leucothoe fontanesiana (Drooping Leucothoe), Mahonia aquifolium (Oregon Grapeholly), Myrica (Bayberry), Pieris japonica, Japanese Andromeda, Sarcococca, Spirea, and Viburnum. Hope one of these plants is just right for your landscape!

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