The following varieties are relatively deer resistant plants.

  • Agapanthus
  • Aquilegia
  • Azalea (deciduous)
  • Bamboo
  • Berberis (not purple-leaved)
  • Box
  • Buddleja davidii
  • Chaenomeles
  • Choisya ternate
  • Chrysanthemum maximum
  • Cistus
  • Clematis spp.
  • Cotinus coggygria (not purple)
  • Cornus sanguinea
  • Daphne spp.
  • Delphinium
  • Forsythia
  • Foxglove
  • Gaultheria shaallon
  • Goosberry
  • Hellebores
  • Hippophaerhamnoides
  • Honeysuckle
  • Hydrangea
  • Jasmine (Winter/Summer types)
  • Kerria japonica
  • Kniphofia
  • Lavender
  • Lonicera
  • Nitida
  • Lupins
  • Magnolias
  • Mahonia spp.
  • Narcissus
  • Pampas Grass
  • Philadelphus
  • Phormium tenax
  • Potentilla fruiticosa
  • Rhubarb
  • Ribes spp.
  • Robinia pseudoacacia
  • Romneya coulteri
  • Rosa rugosa R. spinosissima
  • Spirea japonica
  • Sweet bay
  • Vibernum (deciduous types)
  • Vinca spp.
  • Weigela
  • Yucca

Please note: these are not all guaranteed to deter deer or to remain entirely damage free, but are the most deer resistant plants we know of.

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