|Deer Resistant Plants|
Plants in this list should be chosen where deer damage to ornamentals is severe. These plants are less likely to be damaged than other plants. Few, if any, plants are totally resistant. If deer populations are high, if deer become overly tame or if food is scarce, deer are likely to feed on any ornamental plants. Deer prefer fertilized plants to unfertilized ones. During dry weather, deer are more likely to eat plants which have been irrigated.
The following list includes plants that deer normally don't like. Those marked with an asterisk (*) are particularly resistant. Some of these plants are poisonous to people or livestock. The degree of resistance may vary with the season or age of the plant.
This list was prepared from California Extension Leaflet 2167, "Deer-Resistant Plants for Ornamental Use" by Maynard Cummings, Marston Kimball, and William Longhurst. These were combined with recommendations from Jan Vanden Bulck, Gerald Smith and Jeff Jackson, Extension Wildlife Specialist.
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
(Former County Extension Agent - DeKalb County)
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