Landscaping with Deer

Deer Resistant Plants

No plant is completely deer proof, but here is a list of plants people are usually successful growing in their yard that deer do not eat.

Trees

Bald Cypress, Cherry Laurel, Crape Myrtle, Deodora Cedar, Eastern Red Cedar, False Cypress, Flowering Cherry, Fringe Tree, Gingko, Leyland Cypress, Maples (Red & Sugar), Most Hollies, Norway Spruce, Oaks, Palms, Persimnon, Pines, Redbud, River Birch, Serviceberry, Sourwood, Southern Magnolias, Vitex (Chaste), Wax Myrtle

Shrubs

Abelia, Anise, Barberry, Beautyberry, Bottlebrush Buckeye, Boxwood, Caryoptres, Cotoneaster, Daphne, Deutzia, Eleagnus, Forsythia, Fothergilla, Gardenia, Hollies, Itea, Juniper, Kerria, Lilac, Mahonia, Mock Orange, Nandina, Ornamental Grasses, Paperbush, Pieris, Quince, Rose of Sharon, Rosemary, Spirea, Spreading Yew, Sweetbox, Sweetshrub, Viburnum, Weigelia, Witch Hazel, Yucca

Perennials

Artemsia, Baptisia, Beebalm, Bleeding Hearts, Cardinal Flower, Christmas Fern, Chrysanthemum, Cinnamon Fern, Columbine, Coneflower, Crocosmia, Daffodil, Dianthus, Forget-Me-Nots, Heuchera, Iris, Japanese Anemone, Lamb’s Ear, Lavender, Lenton Rose, Peony, Redhot Poker, Rosemary, Russian Sage, Salvia, Shasta Daisy, Society Garlic, Thyme, Toad Lily, Veronica, Yarrow

Vines

Carolina Jessamine,  Honeysuckle, Trumpet Vine

Annuals

Ageratum, Alyssum, Cleome, Dusty Miller, Heliotrope, Lantana, Lobelia, Marigold, Morning Glory, Parsley, Penta, Snapdragon, Verbena, Wax leaf Begonia,  Zinnia

Avoid These Plants

Aucuba,  Asiatic Lily, Black-Eyed-Susan, Candytuft, Camellia ,Crabapple, Crocus, Fatsia, Hosta, Hydrangea, Indian Hawthorn ,Pansy, Rose,  Sedum Autumn Joy Many of our customers have great success using Liquid Fence deer repellant. Each application last about 30 days even with rains. Try to avoid fertilizing your plants with synthetic fertilizers, using organic fertilizers instead. Synthetic fertilizers seem to attract deer. When in doubt, purchases one plant and try it out for a week or two before making a large investment in a particular plant.