Trees and Shrubs forum: Japanese maples and deer?

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Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
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Apr 14, 2017 5:52 PM CST
I came into a truckload of Japanese maples, mostly Acer palmatum. I have shared some with both my sons, but one son has a definite deer problem. He lives across the street from a large native park in Bellingham and has deer running through his yard on a daily basis. He has fenced in his back yard, but would like to plant a couple maples in his front yard. I've loaded up the tallest ones I have, two will probably be above deer height. I'm reading on line that they are deer resistant, but seems everyone I know who has deer problems claims there is no plant that is deer resistant. Wondering what personal experiences anyone has had with deer and Japanese maples.
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Apr 14, 2017 6:29 PM CST
We have a 'Bloodgood' Japanese maple. The deer have never touched it but they have eaten plants right beside it.
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Apr 16, 2017 2:12 AM CST
They have not touched mine but eat all the hostas around the tree.
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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May 12, 2017 9:11 AM CST
I have one and the deer eat the new growth in the spring. they don't bother it much once it's woody. But the male deer rubbed the bark off of it and it died, re-grew from the roots as a shrub like shape, so now we are back to them just eating the new growth. Sad
Name: Horace Williams
Burnsville, NC (Zone 6b)
Aug 21, 2017 7:33 PM CST
We do wholesale Japanese maple liners at the nursery and have never had any deer eat ours. We have hundreds of cultivars and not one has been eaten from. We have a deer problem in so much that we had to get a depredation permit.
Zone 6b Burnsville NC
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