Deer Resistant Shrubs

Deer Resistant Shrubs

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  1. All That Glows® Arrowwood Viburnum Zones: 4-8
    As low as $79.95

  2. Annabelle Hydrangea Zones: 3-9
    As low as $34.95

  3. Anthony Waterer Spirea Zones: 4-8
    As low as $55.95

  4. Beverly™ Eleganza® Hybrid Tea Rose Zones: 5-9
    As low as $98.95

  5. Blue Diddley® Chaste Tree Zones: 5-9
    As low as $46.95

  6. Blue Muffin® Arrowwood Viburnum Zones: 3-8
    As low as $34.95

  7. Brandywine™ Viburnum Zones: 5-9
    As low as $89.95

  8. Buckleys Quill Mock Orange Zones: 4-8
    As low as $57.95

  9. Calgary Boxwood Zones: 3-9
    As low as $96.95

  10. Cardinal Candy® Viburnum Zones: 5-8
    As low as $79.95

  11. Cayuga Viburnum Zones: 5-8
    As low as $93.95

  12. Cutleaf Staghorn Sumac Zones: 3-8
    As low as $46.95

  13. Fiesta Forsythia Zones: 4-8
    As low as $73.95

  14. Fine Line® Buckthorn Zones: 2-8
    As low as $28.95

  15. Golden Rocket Barberry Zones: 4-9
    As low as $79.95

  16. Goldstar Potentilla Zones: 3-8
    As low as $63.95

  17. Grand Cascade Butterfly Bush Zones: 5-10
    As low as $79.95

  18. Green Mountain Boxwood Zones: 5-8
    As low as $112.95
  19. Helmond Pillar Barberry
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    Helmond Pillar Barberry Zones: 4-8
    As low as $79.95

  20. Isanti Dogwood Zones: 3-8
    As low as $36.95

  21. Kerria Golden Guinea Zones: 4-9
    As low as $83.95

  22. Korean Spice Viburnum Zones: 5-9
    As low as $66.95

  23. Little Quick Fire® Hydrangea Zones: 3-8
    As low as $41.95

  24. Nannyberry Viburnum Zones: 2-8
    As low as $48.95
  25. Olympic Fire Mountain Laurel
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    Olympic Fire Mountain Laurel Zones: 5-9
    As low as $89.95

  26. Oregon Grape Holly Zones: 5-9
    As low as $103.95

  27. Patti O Box® Japanese Holly Zones: 6-8
    As low as $86.95

  28. Perfecta Trifecta Butterfly Bush Zones: 5-9
    As low as $44.95
  29. Rose Creek Abelia
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    Rose Creek Abelia Zones: 6-9
    As low as $79.95

  30. Royal Family Holly Combo Zones: 5-9
    As low as $91.95

  31. Show Off® Forsythia Zones: 5-8
    As low as $47.95

  32. Sikes Dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea Zones: 5-9
    As low as $105.95

  33. Silky Dogwood Zones: 4-8
    As low as $64.95

  34. Sioux Crape Myrtle Zones: 6-9
    As low as $70.95

  35. Sky Box® Japanese Holly Zones: 5-9
    As low as $44.95

  36. Sonic Bloom® Pink Reblooming Weigela Zones: 5-8
    As low as $48.95
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Shrubs are attractive to deer because they usually are just about the right height for a grazing deer. Deer resistant shrubs can be classified about the same way we classify deer resistant trees – that is those species that are not around deer. This is obviously not ideal if you live in an area with a deer population. The good news is that there are shrubs that deer do not prefer. Deer tend not to like shrub foliage that is sticky, hairy, feathery, or emits an order that is not appealing. Deer also tend to develop regional tastes for shrubs. Shrubs that are native to an area may not be preferred or may be ignored by deer because they did not develop a taste for that shrub species. However, a a hungry deer can very quickly acquire a taste for a shrub that seemed resistant in the past.

Some deer resistant bushes would be those shrubs that repel deer because of their spines or stickers – these include plants such as the Barberry and Holly. Deer very seldom attack the barberry and holly species. The Boxwoods are also fairly deer resistant because the deer do not care for for their taste or smell. Another shrub that does show some regional deer resistance is the lilac. But in some areas deer seem to treat lilacs as just another plant on their diet. We always suggest researching a local list of resistant shrubs to identify those shrubs and hedges that exude deer resistance in your area. Our suggestions of deer reisistant bushes come from experiences of growers and data pulled from broad areas of the United States.