Deer Resistant Plants

Deer Resistant Trees

American Dogwood (Cornus florida)*
American Holly (Ilex opaca)*
American Planetree/Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)*
Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum)*
Black Gum (Nyssa sylvatica)*
Bottlebrush Buckeye (Aesculus parviflora)
Colorado Blue Spruce (Picea pungens glauca)
Common Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)*
Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
Dragon Lady Holly (Ilex 'Dragon Lady')
Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana)*
Flowering Cherry (Prunus serrulata)
Gingko (Ginkgo biloba)
Honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos)*
Japanese Cedar (Cryptomeria japonica)
Japanese Falsecypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera)
Korean Dogwood (Cornus kousa)*
Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo)
Norway Spruce (Picea abies)
River Birch (Betula nigra)*
Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis)*
Sweetbay Magnolia (Magnolia virginiana)*
Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua)*
*Native

Deer Resistant Shrubs

Abelia (Abelia spp.)
Arrowwood Viburnum (Viburnum dentatum)*
Barberry (Berberis spp.)
Bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica)*
Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)*
Blue Mist Shrub (Caryopteris clandonensis)
Boxwood (Buxus spp.)
Bush Cinquefoil (Potentilla spp.)
Butterfly Bush (Buddleia spp.)
Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)*
Carolina Allspice, Sweetshrub (Calycanthus floridus)*
Chaste Tree (Vitex angus-castus)
Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus)
Chinese Juniper (Juniperus chinensis)
Common Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)
Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster spp.)
Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia spp.)
Creeping Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis)
Daphne (Daphne spp.)
Deutzia (Deutzia gracillis)
Doublefile Viburnum (Viburnum plicatum)
Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)*
False Holly (Osmanthus heterophyllus)
Forsythia (Forsythia spp.)
Fothergilla (Fothergilla gardenii)
Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina domestica)
Inkberry Holly (Ilex glabra)*
Japanese Andromeda (Pieris japonica)
Japanese Juniper (Juniperus procumbens)
Japanese Plum Yew (Cephalotaxus harringtonia)
Japanese Rose (Kerria japonica)
Judd Viburnum (Viburnum juddii)
Koreanspice Viburnum (Viburnum carlesii)
Late-blooming Lilac (Syringa villosa)
Leatherleaf Mahonia (Mahonia beali)
Leatherleaf Viburnum (Viburnum rhytidophyllum)
Leucothoe/Fetterbush (Leucothoe fontanesia)*
Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia)*
Oregon Grapeholly (Mahonia aquifolium)
Pawpaw (Asimina triloba)*
Redosier Dogwood (Cornus sericea)*
Siberian Cypress (Microbiota decussata)
Skimmia (Skimmia japonica)
Skyrocket Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum)
Spicebush (Lindera benzoin)*
Spirea (Spiraea spp)
Sweetbox (Sarcoccoca hookeriana)
Sweet Mockorange (Philadelphus coronarius)
Tree Peony (Paeonia suffruticosa)
Virginia Sweetspire (Itea virginica)
Weigela (Weigela florida)
Winter Jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum)
Winterberry Holly (Ilex verticillata)*
Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)*
Yucca (Yucca spp.)
*Native

Deer Resistant Perennials

Aster (Aster spp.)*
Barrenwort (Epimedium spp)
Basket-of-Gold (Aurinia saxatilis)
Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis)*
Bee Balm (Monarda)*
Bergenia (Bergenia spp.)
Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida)*
Blanket Flower (Gaillardia grandiflora)
Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis)
Blue Star (Amsonia tabernaemontana)*
Brunnera/Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla)
Bugleweed (Ajuga spp.)
Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)*
Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens)
Catmint (Nepeta faassenii)
Catnip (Nepeta mussinii)
Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides)*
Clematis (Clematis spp.)
Columbine (Aquilegia spp.)*
Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)*
Cranesbill (Geranium spp.)
Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia)
Creeping Mazus (Mazus reptans)
Dead Nettle (Lamium maculatum)
Delphinium (Delphinium spp.)
Dwarf Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium dubium)*
Dwarf Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon japonicus)
Euphorbia/Spurge (Euphorbia spp.)
False Indigo (Baptisia australis)*
False Spirea (Astilbe)
Foam Flower (Tiarella cordifolia)*
Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
Fringed Bleeding Heart (Dicentra eximia)*
Gayfeather (Liatris spicata)*
Goat's Beard (Aruncus dioicus)*
Green Lavender Cotton (Santolina virens)
Honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.)*
Hyssop (Agastache)
Iris (Iris spp.)
Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla mollis)
Lamb's Ear (Stachys byzantina)
Lavender (Lavandula spp.)
Lavender Cotton (Santolina chamaecyparissus)
Lenten Rose (Helleborus orientalis)
Leopard Plant (Ligularia dentata)
Lily-of-the-Valley (Convallaria majalis)
Lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis)
Lupine (Lupinus spp.)
Monkshood (Aconitum spp.)
Montbretia (Crocosmia)
Pachysandra/Japanese Spurge (Pachysandra terminalis)
Peony (Paeonia hybrids)
Pincushion Flower (Scabiosa caucasia)
Pinks (Dianthus spp.)
Plumbago (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)
Red Hot Poker (Kniphofia spp.)
Rock Cress (Aubrieta deltoidea)
Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)
Sage (Salvia spp.)
Snakeroot (Cimicifuga racemosa)*
St. John's Wort (Hypericum spp.)
Stoke's Aster (Stokesia laevis)
Sweet Woodruff (Galium odoratum)
Threadleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata)*
Thyme (Thymus spp.)
Tickseed (Coreopsis spp.)*
Veronica (Veronica spp.)
White Turtlehead (Chelone glabra)* and Pink Turtlehead (Chelone lyonii)
Windflower (Anemone hybrids)
Wood Fern (Dryopteris marginalis)*
Woodland Phlox (Phlox divaricata)*
Wormwood/Artemisia (Artemisia spp.)
Yarrow (Achillea spp.)
*Native

Deer Resistant Ferns

Autumn Fern (Dryopteris erythrosora)
Cinnamon Fern (osmunda cinnamomea)*
Dixie Wood Fern (Dryopteris x australis)*
Evergreen Wood Fern (Dryopteris marginalis)*
Hayscented Fern (Dennstaedtia punctilobula)*
Japanese Beech Fern (Thelypteris decrusive-pinnata)
Japanese Holly Fern (Cyrtomium falcatum)
Japanese Painted Fern (Athyrium nipponicum var pictum)
Korean Rock Fern (polystichum tsus-simense)
Lady Fern (Athyrium felix-femina)*
New York Fern (thelypteris noveboracensis)*
Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris)*
Royal Fern (Osmunda regalis)*
Sensitive Fern (Onoclea sensibilis)*
Tassel Fern (Polystichum polyblepharum)

Deer Resistant Grasses

Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)*
Blue Oats Grass (Helictotrichon sempervirens)
Chinese Silver Grass (Miscanthus sinensis)
Dwarf Pampas Grass (Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila')
Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora)
Fountain Grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides)
Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloas spp.)
Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)*
Muhley Grass (Muhlenbergia capillaries)*
Northern Sea Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium)*
Rush (Juncus spp.)
Sedge (Carex spp.)
Sweet Flag (Acorus spp.)
Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum)*
*Native

Deer Resistant Annuals

Ageratum (Ageratum houstonianum)
Angelonia/Summer Snapdragon (Angelonia angustifolia)
Annual Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum')
Asparagus Fern (Asparagus sprengeri)
Coleus (Coleus spp.)
Dusty Miller (Senecio cineraria)
Elephant Ear (Colocasia esculenta)
Euphorbia (Euphorbia hypericifolia)
False Sunflower (Helenium)
Gazania (Gazania)
Geranium (Pelargonium spp.)
Heliotrope (Heliotropium)
Lantana (Lantana camara)
Marigold (Tagetes spp.)
Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)
Salvia (Salvia)
Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus)
Spider Flower (Cleome hasslerana)
Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritime)
Strawflower (Helichrysum bracteatum)
Tobacco Plant (Nicotiana sylvestris)
Torenia/Wishbone Flower (Torenia fournieri)
Verbena (Verbena)
Wax Begonia (Begonia sempervirens)
Zinnia (Zinnia sp.)

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