Deer Resistant plant listing

08/28/2013

DEER “LEAST LIKELY TO BROWSE” LISTING
Frederica

August 2013

While we use the term "deer resistant" loosely the following guide should be used when considering plants for areas with heavy deer populations. By no means a guarantee for complete avoidance, the input from several local professional horticultural and plant growing individuals along Coastal South Georgia points to these as among the best choices from their past experiences.

TREES
Angel Trumpet Datura spp.
Bald Cypress Taxodium distichum
Black Gum Nyssa sylvatica
Bottlebrush Callistemon spp.
Cherry Laurel Prunus caroliniana
Chickasaw Plum Prunus angustifolia
Crape Myrtle Lagerstroemia lucidum
Dahoon Holly Ilex cassine
Dawn Redwood Metasequoia gyptostroboides
Deodar Cedar Cedrus deodara
Dogwood Cornus spp.
Eastern Red Cedar Juniperus virginiana
Elms Ulmus spp.
Eucalyptus Eucalyptus spp.
Golden Rain Tree Koelreuteria paniculata & elegans
Japanese Maple Acer palmatum
Jerusalem Thorn Parkinsonia aculata
Lacebark Elm Ulmus parvifolia
Leyland Cypress Cupressocyparis leylandi
Loblolly Bay Gordonia lasianthus
Loquat Eriobotrya japonica
Maidenhair Tree Ginkgo biloba
Mimosa Albizia spp.
Olive Olea europeae
Palms Assorted
Persimmon Diospryos virginiana
Pines Pinus spp.
Red Maple Acer rubrum
River Birch Betula nigra
Saucer Magnolia Magnolia x soulangiana
Sweetbay Magnolia Magnolia virginiana
Sweetgum Liquidambar styraciflua
Willow Salix spp.
Windmill Palm Trachycarpus fortunei

SHRUBS
Abelia Abelia spp.
Adam’s Needle Yucca filamentosa
American Beautybush Callicarpa americana
Anise (red) Illicium floridanum
Anise (yellow) Illicium parviflorum
Banana Shrub Michelia spp.
Bottlebrush Buckeye Aesculus parvifora
Boxwood Buxus spp.
Century Plant Agave spp.
Daphne Daphne odora
Eleagnus Elaeagnus pungens
Esperanza Tecoma stans
European Fan Palm Chamaerops humulis
Gardenia Gardenia augusta & jasminoides
Japanese Laurel Aucuba japonica
Japanese Plum Yew Cephalotaxus harringtonia
Leucothoe Leucothoe spp.
Nandina Nandina domestica
Native Azaleas Rhododendron spp.
Needle Palm Rhapidopyllum hystrix
Oleander Nerium oleander
Oregon Grape Mahonia spp.
Osmanthus Osmanthus spp.
Pineapple Guava Feijoa sellowiana
Rosemary Rosmarimus officinalis
Serissa Serissa foeida
Spanish Bayonet Yucca aloifolia
Spanish Dagger Yucca gloriosa
Thryallis Galphinia glauca
Viburnum (most) Viburnum (but not ‘Mrs. Schillers’)
Wax Myrtle Myrica cerifera
Yaupon Holly Ilex vomitoria

ORNAMENTAL GRASSES
Fakahatchee Grass Tripsacum dactyloides
Inland Sea Oats Chasmanthium latifolium
Maiden Grass Miscanthus sinensis
Muhley Grass Muhlenbergia capillaris
Pampas Grass Cortaderia selloana
Purple Fountain Grass Pennisetum setaceum
Saltmeadow Cord Grass Spartina patens
Switch Grass Pennisetum spp.

VINES & GROUND COVERS
Ajuga/Bugleweed Ajuga reptans
Ardesia Ardesia japonica
Cape Honeysuckle Tecomaria capensis
Carolina Jasmine Gelsemium sempervirens
Cephalotaxus Cephalotaxus prostata
Junipers Juniperus spp.
Powder Puff Mimosa Mimosa strigillosa
Rosemary Rosemary prostata
Thyme (creeping) Thymus praecox
Wedelia Wedelia triobata
Wire Vine Muhlenbeckia axillaris

PERENNIALS & BULBS
Allium Allium pp.
Aloe Aloe vera
Bulbine Bulbine bulbosa
Butterfly Bush Buddleia spp.
Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa
Cactus/Succulents Assorted spp.
Canna Canna x generalis
Calamint Calamintha nepeta
Catmint Nepeta spp.
Cordylines Cordyline fruticosa
Crocosmia Crocosmia spp.
Daffodils/Narcissus Narcissus spp.
Copper Canyon Daisy Tagetes lemonii
Ferns (most) Assorted
Holly Fern Cyrtomium falcatum
Four O’clock Mirabilis jalapa
Goldenrod Solidago spp.
Hens and Chickens Sempervivum spp.
Iris – African Dietes iridoides
Iris – Louisiana Iris fulva
Ivy Hedera spp.
Lantana Lantana spp.
Lavender Lavandula angustifolia
Ligularia Ligularia spp.
Mallow Hibiscus Hibiscus moscheutos
Marguerite Chrysanthemum frutescens
Mexican Bush Sage Salvia leucantha
Mexican Hat Ratibida columnifera
Mexican Mint Marigold Tagetes lucida
Mint Mentha spp.
Mum Chrysanthemum spp.
Oxeye Daisy Chrysanthemum leucanthemum
Perennial Sunflower Helianthus spp.
Periwinkle Vinca spp.
Prickly Pear Opuntia spp.
Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea
Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis
Russian Sage Perovskia atriplicifolia
Salvia Salvia spp.
Society Garlic Tulbaghia violacea
Spiderwort Tradescantia spp.
Split Leaf Philodendron Philodendron selloum
Yarrow Achillea filipendulina

ANNUALS
Calendula/Pot Marigold Calendula officinalis
Cockscomb Celosia spp.
Dusty Miller Centaurea cineraria
Fan Flower Scaevola aemula
Flowering Tobacco Nicotiana alata
Lantana (most) Lantana camara
Marigolds Tagetes spp.
Melampodium Melampodium paludosum
Periwinkles Catharanthus roseus
Plectranthus Plectranthus spp.
Salvia Salvia spp.
Scarlet sage Salvia coccinea
Spider Flower Cleome hasslerana
Summer Snapdragon Angelonia angustifolia
Swedish Ivy Plectrantus verticillatus
Sweet Alyssum Lobularia maritima
Vinca Catharanthus roseus
Zinnia Zinnia spp.

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