A plant’s susceptibility to deer browsing is determined by its palatability and by the supply of the deer ‘s natural food source. Deer seem to avoid plants that are thorny, spiny, have stickers, are poisonous, have a milky sap, have a strong taste , or have aromatic foliage. Deer also are less likely to eat twiggy plants with tiny foliage. Plants deer seem to avoid include cacti , succulents, yuccas, agaves, palms, ferns, conifers, very low ground covers, mowed lawns, ornamental grasses, and tiny rock garden plants. However, when the deer’s natural food source becomes scarce, as in the winter , during drought or in newly developed areas, even resistant plants become susceptible to deer browsing. New planting and older planting with lush, succulent, new growth are especially prone to deer browsing. Most trees however, can be protected until their canopies grown out of the deer’s reach. Though dietary habits of deer cannot be reliably predicted, there are some plants which, in our area, deer seem to avoid. This list includes plants that deer may still eat, but don’t generally destroy, and won’t eat if an abundant food source is present.

We’ve compiled the following list of Deer Resistant plants!

Groundcovers

Ajuga spp.

America Sea Pink

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Acrotits Baccharis pilularis Campanula spp.

Ceanothus

griseus

horzontalis

Cerastium

Tomentosum

Ceratostigma

Plumbaginoides

Coprosma

Kirkii

Coposma repens

Cotoneaster spp.

Cymbalaria muralis Fragaria chiloenisis Ribes vibumifolium Gaultheria shallon Gazania spp. Grivillea Hypericum calycinum Isotoma Blue Star Creeper Hex vomitoria Juniperus spp. Lantana montevidensis Mahonia repens Osteospermum fruiticosom Oxalis oregana Pachysandra terminalis

Rosmarinus officinal is Soleirolia soleirolii Sollya heterophylla Verbena Vinca major Vinca minor Shrubs Abutilon hybridum Albelia Althaea rosea Alyogyne huegelli Andromeda polifolia Arbutus Unedo Arctostaphylos (Manzanita) Bamboos Berberis spp. Butterfly Bush (Buddleia) Buxus spp. Callistmon spp. Calycanthus occidentilis Carpenteria californica Ceanothus ‘ Emily Brown’ Chanomeles spp. Chamaecyparis spp. Choisya tern ate Cistus (Rockrose) Coleonema spp.

Contoneaster Convolvulus cneorum Coprosma Correa Corokia contoneaster Cytissus scorparius Daphne spp. Datura spp. Dietes (fortnite lilly) Dodonea viscose Echium candicans Elaeagnus pungens Genista spp. Hypericum moseranum Hex spp. Jasminum spp. Juniperus spp. Lavatera Leptospermum spp. Ligustrurn japonicum Loropetalium chinense Mahonia spp. Michelia figo Myporuum laetum Myrica Californica Mysine Africana Nandina domestica Nerium oleander

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Olea europaea ‘Little Ollie’ Osmanthus Philadelphus mexicanus Phormiwn tenax Pinus mugo mugo Pittisporum Tobira Plumbago auriculata Podocarpus Polygala spp. Potentilla fruticosa Prunus caroliana Punica granatum Rhododendron spp. (except Azalea) Ribes spp. Romneya coulteri Rosmarinus spp. Sarnbucusracemosa Strelitzia reginae Syringe vulgaris Syzygium paniculatum Sarcococca spp. SIanum rantonetti Sollya Tivoushina (Princess Flower) Vaccinium ovatum Westrangia

Trees

Avies spp. Acacia spp Acer circinatum Acer palrnatum Aesculus spp Albizzia Arucariaspp Calocedrus decurrens Cedrus spp Celtis australis Cercis occidentalis Citrus spp. Cordyline australis Conti nus coggryia Crataegeus spp. Cryptomeria spp, Cupressus spp. Diospyros virginiana Ficus spp.

Ginkgo Biloba Holly Lagerstroemia spp . Locust Magnolia spp . Maple Michelia ‘Jack Fogg’ Oak Olea europea Palms Picea spp. Pinus spp . Podocarpus spp. Redwood Sequia spp. Spruce Sweet Gum Taxus spp. Walnut Yucca spp.

Perennials

Aauschnhena Acanthus mollis Achillea spp Aconitum spp. Agave spp Ageratum Aloe Amaryllis Anemone hybrid Aquilegia Arabis spp. Armeria maritime Artemesia spp. Artichoke Asarum caudatum Asparagus falcatus Aster Astilbe spp Aubrieta deltoidea Bamboo Cactus Calendula Calla Lilies Centaurea spp . Centranthus Rubra Cherianthus cheiri

Chrysanthemum maximum Chrysanthemum frutescens Cineraria Clivia miniata Coreopsis spp Cyclamen Delphinium spp Digitalis spp Echium Erigeron spp Euphorbia spp Euryops pectinatus Felecia Ferns Feverfew Filipendula spp. Gaillardia spp. Gerbera spp . Chasses ,ornarnental Helleborus spp. Helianthus spp. Helichrysum spp. Herbs (except basil) Hemerocalis Hosta spp. Iceland poppy Impatians Iris Iveris Larnium spp. Lantana Lavandula spp. Leonotis leonurus Limonium Liriops spp. Lithodora diffusa Lupinus spp. Lychnis coronaria Menthe spp. Mimulus Nepeta spp. Nierembergia Hippomanica Paeonia suffricticosa Papaver orientale Penstemon spp Phlox subulata Polygonatum spp. Romneyi Coullteri

Rosmarinus Rudbeckia hirta Salvia spp. Santolina spp. Sacifraga spp. Saxafaga Scabosia spp. Scaveola Sisyrinchium spp. Stokesia laevis Succulents Tagetes Tecomaria Teucrinum spp. Tradescantia spp. Verbena spp. Vinca Zantedeschia spp. Zauschneria califonica Zinnia

Vines

Clematis spp. Distictis buccinatoria Fatshedera lizei Ficus repens Gelsimium sernpervirens Jaminum spp.

Pando rea pandorana Solanum jasrninoides Tecomaria capensis

Annuals

Ageratum Calendula officinalis Clarkia Lobelia erinus Mimulus Myosotis Zinnia

Bulbs

Allium spp. Amaryllis belladonna Crocosmia spp. Cyclamen Dahlia Dicentra Dicentra spp. Iris spp. Narcissus spp. Scilla peruviana Tulipa spp.

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