Deer Resistant Plants That You May Not Think About


The deer damage your gardening by eating the recent growth on your shrub. The sprays do not work well on deer and therefore it is advised to plant deer resistant plants in your garden area. Only garden plants with fuzzy leaves, pungent smell or sharp thorns along with tall hedges can keep them away. Here are some of the plants that can maintain the beauty of the place as well as save it from deer!

Holly bushes grow in drained and slightly acidic soils. The bright red berries on this evergreen plant are said to repel the deer from reaching towards it. Planting time for these bushes is in spring through early fall. It can give a deep and enriched look to your place in winters as it matures.

Azalea is a flowering shrub that grows red in color. It is one deer resistant shrubs plants that requires only light shade. Therefore it is always preferred to grow them under a tree or shaded side of the house. Azaleas are broadleaf evergreen and slower growing than other flowering shrubs, yet they are popular because they are deer resistant.

Euonymus shrubs are popular deer resistant shrubs. While there are many euonymus varieties, burning bush is the most popular. The berry fruit that grows over it is of pinkish red color and have orange seeds. The leaves of this plant are opposite and ovoid. It is used for medicinal purposes and its direct consumption is poisonous to animals and humans.

Yucca actually falls under the species of perennial plants. Many of its kinds are evergreen perennial. It has the leaves which are shaped like sword with white flowers. They have waxy skin over its surface which prevents the loss of water due to evaporation. It is like an ornamental plant which has prickly leaves and therefore the deer stay away from this plant as its sharp spine leaves can injure them.

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