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  1. Common Purple Lilac Zones: 3-7
    As low as $44.99

  2. Snowmound Spirea Zones: 3-7
    As low as $43.95

  3. Sensation Lilac Zones: 3-7
    As low as $56.14

  4. Kerria Golden Guinea Zones: 4-9
    As low as $63.99

  5. Annabelle Hydrangea Zones: 3-9
    As low as $44.56

  6. President Grevy Lilac Zones: 3-7
    As low as $71.99

  7. Charles Joly Lilac Zones: 3-7
    As low as $50.42

  8. Bailey Red Twigged Dogwood Zones: 3-9
    As low as $53.99

  9. Isanti Dogwood Zones: 3-8
    As low as $34.79

  10. Vanhouttei Spirea Zones: 4-8
    As low as $44.99

  11. Sunrise Forsythia Zones: 4-8
    As low as $53.99

  12. Beauty of Moscow Lilac Zones: 3-7
    As low as $62.99

  13. Yankee Doodle Lilac Zones: 2-8
    As low as $44.99

  14. Agincourt Beauty Lilac Zones: 3-7
    As low as $70.95

  15. Bloomerang® Dark Purple Lilac Zones: 4-7
    As low as $59.95

  16. Green Mountain Boxwood Zones: 5-8
    As low as $114.39

  17. Korean Spice Viburnum Zones: 5-9
    As low as $64.95

  18. White Chiffon® Rose of Sharon Shrub Zones: 5-9
    As low as $29.99

  19. Show Off® Forsythia Zones: 5-8
    As low as $44.99

  20. Fine Line® Buckthorn Zones: 2-8
    As low as $44.99

  21. Alpine Currant Bush Zones: 2-7
    As low as $49.49

  22. Sonic Bloom® Pink Reblooming Weigela Zones: 5-8
    As low as $34.79

  23. Cardinal Candy® Viburnum Zones: 5-8
    As low as $70.96

  24. Renaissance Spirea Zones: 3-7
    As low as $44.99

  25. Yellow Twig Dogwood Zones: 3-8
    As low as $36.95

  26. Blue Muffin® Arrowwood Viburnum Zones: 3-8
    As low as $29.74

  27. Royal Family Holly Combo Zones: 5-9
    As low as $69.29

  28. Sky Box® Japanese Holly Zones: 5-9
    As low as $29.99

  29. Upright Red Chokeberry Zones: 5-8
    As low as $53.99

  30. Forest Rouge Blackhaw Viburnum Zones: 4-8
    As low as $44.99

  31. Little Quick Fire® Hydrangea Zones: 3-8
    As low as $55.99

  32. Brandywine™ Viburnum Zones: 5-9
    As low as $87.95

  33. Pink Chiffon® Rose of Sharon Shrub Zones: 5-9
    As low as $29.99

  34. Autumn Jazz Arrowwood Viburnum Zones: 4-8
    As low as $49.49

  35. Oregon Grape Holly Zones: 5-9
    As low as $79.30
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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.