A comprehensive list of deer resistant plants

April 9, 2013 12:00 am

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Here you will find a comprehensive list of trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, annuals, ground covers, and vines that are deer resistant.  One of the best ways to help guard your garden from deer is to grow plants listed below.

DEER RESISTANT TREES:
Botanical name, Common name

  • Abies, True Fir
  • Acer circinatum, Vine Maple
  • Acer negundo, Box elder Maple
  • Acer palmatum, Japanese Maple
  • Albizzia, Silk tree / Mimosa
  • Araucaria ara., Monkey puzzle tree
  • Eleagnus ang., Russian olive
  • Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus
  • Fraxinus, Ash
  • Ilex, Holly
  • Liquidamber styr., Sweet gum
  • Picea, Spruce
  • Pinus, Pine
  • Podocarpus, Yew pine
  • Umbellularia Cal., Oregon myrtle

 

 

EVERGREEN SHRUBS

Botanical name, Common name

 

  • Arbutus unedo, Strawberry tree
  • Bamboo, Bamboo
  • Buxus, Boxwood
  • Calluna, Heather
  • Choysia ternata, Mexican orange
  • Cistus, Rockrose
  • Cotoneaster, Cotoneaster
  • Cytisus, Broom
  • Daphne, Daphne
  • Elaegnus, Silverberry
  • Erica, Heather
  • Euonymous jap., Jap. euonymous
  • Gaultheria shallon, Salal
  • Ilex, Holly
  • Juniperous, Juniper
  • Nandina, Heavenly bamboo
  • Rhododendron, Rhododendron

 

 

 

DECIDIOUS SHRUBS:

Botanical name, Common name

  • Baccharis pilularis, Coyote bush
  • Berberis, Barberry
  • Buddleia, Butterfly bush
  • Calycanthus occ., Spice bush
  • Corokia cotoneaster, Corokia
  • Corylus cornuta,Hazlenut/filbert
  • Hypericum, St. John’s Wort
  • Jasminum, Jasmine
  • Rhus, Sumac
  • Ribes, Currant

 

SUN PERENNIALS:

Botanical name, Common name

  • Allium, Allium
  • Amaryllis belladonna, Naked ladies
  • Artemisia, Artemisia
  • Aster alpinus, Alpine aster
  • Brodiaea, Brodiaea
  • Chives, Chives
  • Chrysanthemum, Mum
  • Coreopsis, Coreopsis
  • Corcosmia, Corcosmia
  • Digitalis, Foxglove
  • Euphorbia, Spurge
  • Hemerocallis, Daylily
  • Herbs, Herbs
  • Iris, Iris
  • Ixia, African corn lily
  • Kniphofia, Red hot poker
  • Lavandula, Lavender
  • Leucanthemum, Shasta Daisy
  • Mentha, Mint
  • Narcissus, Daffodil
  • Nepeta, Catmint
  • Paeonia suf., Tree peony
  • Papavera orient.,Oriental poppy
  • Phlomis fruticosa, Jerusalem sage
  • Raoulia australis, Raoulia
  • Romneya coulteri, Matilja poppy
  • Rosmarinus officinalis, Rosemary
  • Salvia,Salvia
  • Santolina, Lavender cotton
  •  Scabiosa, Pincushion flower
  • Scilla, Scilla
  • Senecio cineraria, Dusty miller
  • Silene acaulis, Moss campion
  • Stachys, Lambs Ear
  • Trillium, Trillium
  • Zantedeschia, Calla lily

 

SHADE PERENNIALS:

Botanical name, Common name

  • Acanthus mollis, Bears breach
  • Acontum, Monkshood
  • Anenome hybrida, Japanese anenome
  • Arum, Arum
  • Asarum caudatum, Wild ginger
  • Cyclamen (hardy), Cyclamen (hardy)
  • Dicentra, Bleeding heart
  • Ferns, Ferns
  • Festuca ovina gluaca, Blue fescue
  • Filipendula rubra, Meadowsweet
  • Grasses, ornamental Grasses, ornamental
  • Gunnera, Gunnera
  • Helleborus, Hellebores
  • Leucojum, Snowflake
  • Liriope, Lily turf
  • Ophiopogan japonicus, Mondo grass
  • Trillium, Trillium

 

ORNAMENTAL GRASSES:

Botanical name, Common name

Most ornamental grasses are deer proof.  Here are some popular choices:

  • Anemathele, Pheasant Grass
  • Calamagrostis, Feather Reed
  • Carex, Sedge
  • Cortaderia selloana, Pampas grass
  • Miscanthus, Maiden Grass
  • Pennesetum, Fountain Grass
  • Sisyrinchium, Blue/yellow eyed grass

 

ANNUALS:

Botanical name, Common name

  • Ageratum, Ageratum
  • Begonia tuberose, Tuberous Begonia
  • Catharanthus roseus, Annual Vinca
  • Chrysanthemum frut., Marguerite Daisy
  • Impatiens, Impatiens
  • Helichrysum, Straw Flower
  • Mesembryanthemum, Ice Plant
  • Mirabilis jalapa, 4 o’clocks
  • Moleuccella laevis, Bells of Ireland
  • Myosostis sylvatica, Forget me not

 

Groundcovers:

Botanical name, Common name

  • Arctostaphylus, Kinnikinnick
  • Cerastium tom, Snow in Summer
  • Cymbalaria mur, Kennilworth Ivy
  • Epimedium, Bishops Hat
  • Galium odor, Sweet Woodruff
  • Lamium mac, Dead Nettle
  • Myosotis, Forget me not
  • Oxalis, Sorrel
  • Raoulia aus, Raoulia
  • Vinca minor, Periwinkle

 

Vines:

Botanical name, Common name

  • Clematis, Clematis
  • Fatshedera liz, Fatsheadera
  • Jasminium, Jasmine
  • Trachelospermum, Star jasmine

 

 

Possible Safe Bets in some locations

Trees:

Botanical name, Common name

  • Cercis occidentalis, Western redbud
  • Magnolia, Magnolia

 

Evergreen Shrubs:

Botanical name, Common name

  • Andromeda pol., Bog rosemary
  • Ceanothus, California lilac
  • Cistus, Rockrose
  • Escallonia, Escallonia
  • Ligustrum japonica, Japanese privet
  • Mahonia aquifolium, Oregon grape
  • Myrica calif., Pacific Wax Myrtle
  • Osmanthus, Osmanthus
  • Sarcococca, Sarcococca
  • Viburnum, Viburnum

 

Deciduous Shrubs:

Botanical name, Common name

  • Carpentaria cal., Bush anemone
  • Chaenomeles, Flowering quince
  • Cotinus coggygria, Smoke bush
  • Forsythia, Forsythia
  • Kerria japonica, Kerria
  • Lagerstroemia, Crape myrtle
  • Potentilla, Potentilla
  • Punica granatum, Pomegranate
  • Syringa vulgaris, Lilac
  • Viburnum, Viburnum

 

Shade Perennials:

Botanical name, Common name

  • Astilbe, Astilbe
  • Liguaria, Ligularia
  • Polygonatum, Solomons seal
  • Pulmonaria, Lungwort
  • Saxifraga, Saxifraga
  • Tellima, Fringe cup
  • Vancouvera hexandra, Vancouover

 

Sun Perennials:

Botanical name, Common name

  • Achillea, Yarrow
  • Arabis, Rockcress
  • Armeria mar., Thrift
  • Aubretia,Aubretia
  • Cheiranthus, Wallflower
  • Convolvulus, Bush morning glory
  • Coreopsis,Coreopsis
  • Duchesnea, Indian mock strawberry
  • Erigeron, Fleabane
  • Erysimum, Wallflower
  • Gaillardia, Blanket flower
  • Helianthemum, Sunrose
  • Monarda, Monarda
  • Penstemon, Beard tongue
  • Rudbeckia, Black eyed Susan
  • Stoksia, Stokes asters
  • Carpentaria cal., Bush anemone

 

Vines:

Botanical name, Common name

  • Wisteria, Wisteria

 

Annuals:

Botanical name, Common name

  • Bouganvillea, Bouganvillea
  • Calendula, Calendula
  • Campanula, Canterberry Bells
  • Celosia, Celosia
  • Clarkia, Clarkia
  • Eschscholzia, California Poppy
  • Gazania, Gazania
  • Pelargonium, Geranium
  • Gerbera, Gerbera Daisy
  • Helianthus, Sunflower
  • Lobelia, Lobelia
  • Mimulus, Monkey Flower
  • Nierembergia, Nierembergia
  • Tropaelum, Nastertium

 

Groundcovers:

Botanical name, Common name

  • Ceratostigma plu., Plumbago
  • Hedera helix, Ivy
  • Lithodora, Lithodora
  • Oxalis, Clover
  • Pachysandra ter., Japanese spurge
  • Phlox subulata, Creeping phlox
  • Rubus cal, Rubus
  • Viola odorata, Violet


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