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Deer Resistant Plants

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These lists are a compilation of the sources listed at the end of the guide.  It is important to keep in mind that climate and regional differences may influence actual results.  If forced by extreme food shortage conditions,
deer will eat nearly any plant.
 

Plants with a Moderate Degree of Deer Resistance
Shrubs & Trees
Aaronsbeard
 (St. Johnís Wort)
Empress-tree Ornamental Grasses
Allegheny Serviceberry English Holly Osage Orange
American Fringetree English Lavender Pale Sweetshrub
American Sweetgum English Walnut Palms (esp. Windmill & Needle)
Amur Honeysuckle European Gooseberrry Panicled Dogwood
Andromeda European Larch Paperbark Maple
Anise European Privet Paw Paw
Anthony Waterer Spiraea False Cypress Persian Lilac
Bald Cypress Fig Persian Walnut
Banana Shrub Firethorn Pine
Basswood Fir Pinxter Azalea
Beautybush S Five Leaf Aralia Prickly Ash
Black Alder Flowering Quince Purple Beautyberry
Black Buckleberry Fragrant Sumac RedBud
Black Locust Garden Lilac Red Elderberry
Black Spruce Gardenia Red Maple
Blue Spruce Ginkgo Red Spruce
Blueberry Elder Glossy Buckthorn River Birch
Border Forsythia Goldenbells Rockroses
Bottlebrush Boxeye   Rockspray Cotoneaster
Bottlebrush Buckeye Gordonia Rose of Sharon
Box Elder Greenspire Littleleaf Linden Rosebay Rhododendron
Boxwood Hackberry Rotunda Holly
Bradford Gallery Pear Hardy Orange Rouen Lilac
Bridalwreath Spirea Harlequin Glory-bower Rugosa Rose
Bush Cinquefoil Hawthorne San Jose Holly
Butterfly Bush Hazelnut Sassafras
Butternut Tree Heavenly Bamboo Saucer Magnolia
Cactus Heritage Birch Schellings Dwarf Holly
California Bay Laurel Hinoki False Cypress Scotch Broom
California Privets Honeysuckle Scotch Pine
Carolina Hemlock Hydrangea Senna, Cassia
Carolina Rhododendron Japanese Andromeda Shadbush
Caryopteris Japanese Angelica Tree Silver Maple
Checkerberry Japanese Barberry Silverberry
Cherry Laurel Japanese Beautyberry Smoke Tree
Chestnut Oak Japanese Cedar Smokebush
China Fir Japanese Flowering Quince Smooth Hydrangea
China Girl/Boy Holly Japanese Holly Snowberry
Chinese Junipers Japanese Rose Sorrel Tree
Chinese Paper Birch Japanese Torreya Southern Magnolia
Clove Currant Japanese Tree Lilac Spicebush
Common Buckthorn Jasmine Spindle Tree
Common Catalpa Jerusalem Thorn Spirea
Common Horsechestnut John T. Morris Holly Spruce
Common Juniper Judd Viburnum Staggerbush
Common Ninebark Juniper Staghorn Sumac
Common Pear Kentucky Coffee Tree Sugar Maple
Common Witch Hazel Koreanspice Viburnum Swamp Azalea
Conifers Large Cranberry Sweet Cherry
Cotoneaster Late Lilac Sweet Clethra, summersweet
Cranberry Cotoneaster Leatherleaf Mahonia Sweet Fern
Cranberry Leatherleaf Virburnum Sweet Mock Orange
Crape Myrtle Leucothoe Sweetbells
Creeping St. Johnís Wort Leyland Cypress Sweetgum
Creeping Wintergreen Low Sugar Blueberry Sweetshrub
Cryptomeria Lydia Morris Holly Tanbark Oak
Davidia Magnolia Tartarian Honeysuckle
Dawn Redwood Maidenhair Tree Tree of Heaven
Deciduous Azaleas Male-berry Tupelo, Pepperidge
Deerberry Mallow Vibernum
Deodar Cedar Manzanita or Bearberry Wax Myrtle
Deutzia Mockorange Weigela
Devilís Walkingstick Multiflora Rose White Fir
Doublefile Virburnum Myama Privet White Oak
Douglas Fig Needle Juniper White Pine
Downy Serviceberry Negundo Chaste-tree White Spruce
Dwarf Alberta Spruce Nightshade Wild Lilac
Dwarf Dryland Blueberry Northern Bayberry Willows
Dwarf Yaupon Holly Northern Highbush Blueberry Winged Euonymus
Eastern Hemlock Northern Red Oak Winter Daphne
Eastern White Pine Oak Winter Honeysuckle
Edible Figs Oldfashion Weigel Winter Honeysuckle
Eleagnus Oleander  
     
  Annuals  
African Daisy Heliotrope Sage and Salvia
Ageratum Lobelia Scarlet Sage
Alyssum Marigold Snapdragon
Annual Periwinkle Melampodium Spiderflower
Blanket Flower Mimulus. Monkey Flower Strawflower
Blue Saliva Morning Glory Sweet Basil
California Poppy Nasturtium Sweet Pea
Cleome Panicle Hydrangea Tickseed
Coreopsis Parsley Trailing Lantana
Cornflower Pentas Verbena
Dusty Miller Plectranthus Vinca
Flossflower Polka-dot Plant Wax Begonia
Flowering Tobacco Poppy Zinnia
Forget-me-not Pot Marigold Zonal Geranium
Gaillardia Rosemary  
  Perennials  
Allium Fritillary Pennyroyal
Aloe Gargen Sage Peony
Alyssum Aor Garlic Perennial Blue Flax
Amaryllis Garlic Chives Perennial Sunflower
American Mountain Mint Gas Plant Pincushion Flower
Angelica Gerbera Daisy Pinks
Artemesia Germander Plumbago
Astilbe Globe Thistle Plume Grass
Astilibe Globeflower Primrose
Autumn Crocus Gloriosa Daisy Queen of the Prairie
Aven Gloriosa Lily Rhubarb
Babyís Breath Glory Lily Ribbon Grass
Balloon Flower Goatsbeard Rock-cress
Barrenwort Golden Ragwort Rose Champion
Basket-of-Gold Goldenrod Rosemary
Bearberry Hay-Scented Fern Russian Sage
Beebalm Heather Sage
Berginia Hellebore Santolina
Bleeding Heart Hen & Chicks Scarlet Sage
Blue Fescue Herb of Grace Scillia
Blue Star Creeper Hungarian Speedwell Sea Pink
Bluebeard Hyacinth Sensitive Fern
Boltonís Aster Interrupted Fern Shasta Daisy
Boltonia Iris Showy Sedum
Bugbane Italian Bugloss Siberian Iris
Bulbous Oat Grass Jack-in-the-Pulpit Siberian Squill
Butterfly Weed Jacobís Ladder Silvermound
Cactus Japanese Pachysandra Snakeroot
Calamint Joe-Pye Weed Snowdrop
California Fushia Lady Fern Soapwort
Calla Lily Ladyís Mantle Society Garlic
Cardinal Flower Lambís Ear Spiderwort
Catmint Lantana Spike Gayfeather
Catmint Larkspur Spurge
Catnip Lavender Cotton Squill
Chain Fern Lavender Star of Bethlehem
Chinese Silver Grass Lemon Balm Star of Persia
Chives Lenten Rose Statice
Christmas Fern Lily Leek Stella de Oro Daylily
Ciemati Lily-of-the-Valley Stokes Aster
Cinnamon Fern Lungwort Summer Snowflake
Cinquefoil Lupine Sundrops
Colchicum Maiden Grass Sunflower
Columbine Maltese Cross Sweet Cindy
Common Dill Mayapple Sweet William
Common Thyme Meadow Rue Sword Ferns
Coneflower, Purple Meadow Sage Tansy
Coral Bells Mint Thyme
Cranesbil l(Geranium) Moneywort Tiger Lily
Crinum Lily Monkshood Toadflax
Daffodil Garlic Montauk Daisy Trailing African Daisy
Daffodil Montbretia Trillium, Wake Robin
Dahlia Moss Pinks Turtlehead
Dameís Rocket Mother of Thyme Tussock Bellflower
Daphne Mountain Bluet Valerian
Delphium Mullein Wahoo Plant
Devils or Red Hot Poker New York Fern Wild Indigo
Dropwort Northern Sea Oats Wild Onion
Epimedium Obedience Plant Windflower
Euphorbia Oregano Winter Heath
Evening Primrose Oriental Poppy Winter Savory
False Indigo Ornamental Chives Wintergreen
Feather Reed Grass Ornamental Onion Wire Grass
Ferns Ornamental Rhubarb Wood Ferns
Fescues Ostrich Fern Wood Rush
Feverfew Oxalis, Redwood Sorrel Woodland Phlox
Fleabane Painted Daisy Wormwood
Foam Flower Pampas Grasses Yarrow
Fountain Grass Partridgeberry  
Four OíClocks Pearly Everlasting  
Foxglove    
  Vines & Ground Coverings  
Ajuga Cherokee Rose Sweet Woodruff
Algerian Ivy Climbing Hydrangea Trumpet Creeper
Anemone Dead Nettles Trumpetvin
Bittersweet Goldflame Honeysuckle Virginia Creeper
Blood Red Trumpet Vine Myrtle Wild Ginger
Bugleweed Pachysandra Wisteria
Carolina Jessamine Periwinkle  
     
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