Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Deer-resistant plants

Deer are everyone's favorite large woodland mammals. Elegant, graceful, and omnipresent in the northern woods, their foraging habits sometimes take them into our backyards to nibble on our plants.

If you're not keen on blowing Bambi's brains out with a shotgun (which we do NOT advocate), try planting one of many deer-resistant plant varieties carried at Whispering Hills.

Below you'll find lists of trees, shrubs, perennials, vines and flowers that DOE'nt attract deer.

Deer-resistant Trees:
  • Deerproof Arborvitae
  • Douglas Fir
  • Scotch & Mugo Pine
  • Colorado Blue & Norway Spruce
  • Blue Star, Mountbatten & 9 other types of Juniper
  • Whitespire Birch
  • Norway Maple

Deer-resistant Shrubs:
  • Chicagoland Green, Green Mountain & 5 other types of Boxwood
  • Weeping Siberian Pea Shrub
  • Common Lilac (Purple & white)
  • Cranberry Viburnum
  • Japanese Barberry
  • Shamrock Inkberry
  • Renaissance Spirea
  • Blizzard & Dwarf Snowflake Mock Orange

Click here for a list of of deer-resistant vines, flowers, and groundcovers.