Deer Resistant Plants

This is not a complete list but can be used as a guide.

Trees

Low Browse Risks


Acer species and cultivars   Maples
Albizzia julibrissin Mimosa or Silk Tree
Amelanchier Serviceberry
Betula species Birch species
Betula jacquemonti Himalayan Birch
Betula nigra River Birch
Betula papyrifera Paper Birch
Cercis canadensis Eastern Redbud
Cornus species Dogwoods
Cornus kousa Korean Dogwood
Crataegus Hawthorne
Fraxinus species Ash species
Ginkgo biloba Ginko
Gleditsia tricanthos Honeylocust
Liquidambar Sweet Gum
Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip Tree
Nyssa sylvatica Black Gum
Quercus species Oak
Salix species Willow
Tilia species Linden
Zelkova species Zelkova
 

Moderate Browse Risk


Aesculus hippocastanum   Common Horsechestnut
Cornus racemosa Gray Dogwood
Halesia carolina Carolina Silverbell
Koelreuteria paniculata Golden Raintree
Malus species Crabapple
Prunus species Cherry
Pyrus species Pear
Robinia psuedoacia Black Locust

Shrubs

Low Browse Risks


Amelanchier   Serviceberry
Syringa vulgaris Lalac
 

Moderate Browse Risks


Hydrangea paniculata   Pee Gee Hydrangea
Prunus x cistena Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Ferns and ornamental grasses, as a group, are rarely damaged by deer browsing.

 


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