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