A Guide to choosing plants you’ll love…
and the deer won’t.

The white-tailed deer has become one of nature’s most adaptable creatures. It is estimated that today’s deer population is actually higher than it was upon the Pilgrim’s North American arrival. And because the deer’s natural habitat has changed, so have they, adapting their eating habits to include fruits, flowers, trees, shrubs, even garbage!

The following plants happen to make their least-preferred list and may help to deter frequent visits:

TREES

Bald Cypress
Hawthorn
Redbud

 

Beech
Honeylocust
Spruce

 

Birch
Magnolia
Sweetgum

 

Dogwood
Maple
Tulip Tree

 

Gingko
Oak
Willow

 


SHRUBS

Andromeda
Honeysuckle
Privet

 

Barberry
Hydrangea
Quince

 

Bayberry
Inkberry
Smoketree

 

Boxwood
Most Juniper
Spirea

 

BlueMist
Kerria
Summersweet

 

Contoneaster
Leucothoe
Viburnum

 

Firethorn
Lilac
Weigelia

 

Forsythia
Potentilla
Witchhazel

 


PERENNIALS

Artemisia Silver Queen
Coreopsis
Blue Fescue

 

Astilbe
Cranesbill
Gayfeather

 

Beebalm
Daisy
Hollyhock

 

Bleeding Heart
English Ivy
Lady’s Mantle

 

Bugle Weed
Foxglove
Lavender

 

Clematis
Fern
Peony

 

Columbine
Japanese Painted Fern
Russian Sage

 

Coneflower
Autumn Fern
Sedum

 


ANNUALS

Agastache
Datura
Lotus

 

Ageratum
Ferns
Nicotiana

 

Arctotis
Gazania
Osteospermum

 

Bananas
Grasses
Phormium

 

Brugmansia
Helichrysum
Salvia

 

Cleome
Lantana
Verbena

 


And remember, our Altum’s garden and landscape experts are always here to help.
You can pick up the phone and call 317.733.GROW or stop in for expert diagnosis and friendly advice.