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Name: Mary Hughes
Hill Country New Braunfels (Zone 9a)
Life long Reg.Nurse
Jul 23, 2016 3:19 PM CST
|Hi folks, |
Does anyone know if deer will eat my Rose of sharon branches and leaves? I've reviewed so many of your reviews but nothing about Deer eating my plants. Please help me. Thanks Mary H.
Jul 23, 2016 4:07 PM CST
|Welcome, Mary. My guess is they will unless you have dogs to scare them away or neighbors with yummier shrubs.|
Jul 23, 2016 4:12 PM CST
|Hi Mary, deer ate mine when I tried them outdoors. They also ate my tropical hibiscus and even an oleander bush which should have been extremely toxic. I hate the look of plants encased in wire cages, but it's almost the only way to grow things in deer country. You need a really good fence. I've tried all the smelly things like mint, garlic, coyote pee, etc and none of them work for long.|
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Jul 23, 2016 8:43 PM CST
|Dogs running loose in your yard will keep the deer over at the neighbors'.|
Jul 23, 2016 8:47 PM CST
|you can also try wireless deer fence, and put one next to the shrub they are after. Move them around periodically to keep them on their toes. (btw, its NOT fence of any kind ) I bought some this spring and so far no deer damage. Some people swear by fishing line too, just google that.|