Deer-resistant plants

Several species of deer may visit gardens and can cause severe damage to a wide range of plants. Although most plants can be attacked this page provides a list of garden plants that are relatively resistant to deer.

Buddleja is deer resistant.

Buddleja is deer resistant.

Quick facts

Five usually deer resistant plants for:
Shade: Hellebores
Full sun: Kniphofia
Fruit: Gooseberry
Shrub: Choisya ternata
Climber: Honeysuckle

Introduction

Deer tend to be inquisitive feeders and are often attracted to new plantings, so some protective netting is advisable until the plants are established.

Practical considerations

Where feasible deer-proof fencing can be put around a garden to exclude deer.

Suitable plants

Plants to try where deer are problematic include:


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