No plant is completely deer proof, but here is a list of plants that deer do not eat.


Bald Cypress, Cherry Laurel, Crape Myrtle, Deodora Cedar, Eastern Red Cedar, False Cypress, Flowering Cherry, Fringe Tree, Gingko, Leyland Cypress, Maples (Red & Sugar), Most Hollies, Norway Spruce, Oaks, Palms, Persimnon, Pines, Redbud, River Birch, Serviceberry, Sourwood, Southern Magnolias, Vitex (Chaste), Wax Myrtle


Abelia, Anise, Barberry, Beautyberry, Bottlebrush Buckeye, Boxwood, Caryoptres, Cotoneaster, Daphne, Deutzia, Eleagnus, Forsythia, Fothergilla, Gardenia, Hollies, Itea, Juniper, Kerria, Lilac, Mahonia, Mock Orange, Nandina, Ornamental Grasses, Paperbush, Pieris, Quince, Rose of Sharon, Rosemary, Spirea, Spreading Yew, Sweetbox, Sweetshrub, Viburnum, Weigelia, Witch Hazel, Yucca


Artemsia, Baptisia, Beebalm, Bleeding Hearts, Cardinal Flower, Christmas Fern, Chrysanthemum, Cinnamon Fern, Columbine, Coneflower, Crocosmia, Daffodil, Dianthus, Forget-Me-Nots, Heuchera, Iris, Japanese Anemone, Lamb’s Ear, Lavender, Lenton Rose, Peony, Redhot Poker, Rosemary, Russian Sage, Salvia, Shasta Daisy, Society Garlic, Thyme, Toad Lily, Veronica, Yarrow


Carolina Jessamine,  Honeysuckle, Trumpet Vine


Ageratum, Alyssum, Cleome, Dusty Miller, Heliotrope, Lantana, Lobelia, Marigold, Morning Glory, Parsley, Penta, Snapdragon, Verbena, Wax leaf Begonia,  Zinnia

deer-eating-treeAvoid These Plants

Aucuba,  Asiatic Lily, Black-Eyed-Susan, Candytuft, Camellia ,Crabapple, Crocus, Fatsia, Hosta, Hydrangea, Indian Hawthorn ,Pansy, Rose,  Sedum Autumn Joy

Many of our customers have great success using Liquid Fence deer repellant. Each application last about 30 days even with rains.

Try to avoid fertilizing your plants with synthetic fertilizers, using organic fertilizers instead. Synthetic fertilizers seem to attract deer.

When in doubt, purchases one plant and try it out for a week or two before making a large investment in a particular plant.