Deer Resistant Plants

Deer Resistant Landscape Plants, Shrubs Trees
 

Common Name

Latin Name

Shrubs – Rarely Damaged by Deer

Devil’s Walking Stick

Aralia spinosa

Barberry

Berberis sp.

Butterfly Bush

Buddleia sp.

Common Boxwood

Buxus sempervirens

Heather

Calliuna sp.

Blue Mist Shrub

Caryopteris clandonensis

Japanese Plum Yew

Cephatotaxus harringtonia

Broom

Cytisus sp.

Daphne

Daphne sp.

Russian Olive

Elaeagnus angustifolia

Heath

Erica sp.

John T. Morris Holly

Ilex x “John T. Morris”

Lydia Morris Holly

Ilex x “Lydia Morris”

Prince of Wales Juniper

Juniperus horizontalis

Moonglow Juniper

Juniperus scopulorum

Drooping Leucothoe

Luecothoe fontanesiana

Oregon Grape Holly

Mahonia aquifolium

Leatherleaf Mahonia

Mahonia bealei

Russian Cypress

Microbiota decussate

Bayberry

Myrica pensylvanica

Mountain Pieris

Pieris floribunda

Japanese Pieris, Andromeda

Pieris japonica

Bush Cinquefoil

Potentilla fruticosa

Fragrant Sumac

Rhus aromatica

Red Elderberry

Sambucus racemosa

Sweet Box

Sarcoccoca hookeriana

Japanese Skimmia

Skimmia japonica

Arrowwood Viburnum

Viburnum dentatum

Shrubs - Seldom Severely Damaged by Deer

Glossy Abelia

Abelia sp.

Dwarf Balsam Fir

Abies balsamea

Bog Rosemary

Andromeda polifola

Red Chokeberry

Aronia arbutifolia

Goldust Plant

Aucuba japonica

Beautyberry

Callicarpa sp.

Common Sweetshrub

Calycanthus floridus

California Sweetshrub

Calycanthus occidentalis

Japanese Flowering Quince

Chaenomeles japonica

Harlequin Glorybower

Clerodendrum fargesii

Sweet Pepperbush

Clethra sp.

Red Twigged Dogwood

Cornus alba

Hazelnut

Corylus sp.

Smokebush

Cotinus coggygria

Cranberry Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster apiculatus

Pyrenees Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster congestus

Bearberry Cotoneaster

Cotoneaser dammeri

Rockspray Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster horizontalis

Willowleaf Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster salicifolius

Deutzia

Deutzai sp.

Autumn Olive

Elaeagns umbellatus

Redvein enkianthus

Enkianthus campanulatus

Forsythia

Forsythia x intermedia

Fothergillia

Fothergila sp.

Carolina Silverbell

Halesia Carolina

Common Witchhazel

Hamamelis virginiana

Rose of Sharon

Hibiscus syriacus

Sea Buckthorn

Hippophae rhamnoides

St. John’s Wort

Hypericum prolificum

English Holly

Ilex aquifolium

Chinese Holly

Ilex cornuta

Inkberry

Ilex glabra

Winterberry Holly

Ilex grabra

Virginia Sweetspire

Itea virginica

Armstrong Juniper

Juniperus chinensis “Armstrongii”

Chinese Juniper

Juniperus chinensis cv.

Pfitzer Juniper

Juniperus chinensis “Pfitzerana”

Creeping Juniper

Juniper horizontalis cv.

Youngstown Andorra Juniper

Juniperus horizontalis “Youngstown”

Japanese Garden Juniper

Juniperus procumbens “Nana”

Savin/Tam Juniper

Juniperus sabin cv.

Mountain Juniper

Juniperus scopulorum  cv.

Blue Star Juniper

Juniperus squamata “Blue Star”

Singleseed Juniper

Juniperus squamata cv.

Japanes Kerria

Kerria japonica

Beautybush

Kolkwitzia amabils

Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica

Coast Leucothoe

Leucothoe axillaris

Privet

Ligustrurn sp.

Spicebush

Lindera benzoin

Saucer Magnolia

Magnolia x soulangiana

Holly Osmanthus

Osmanthus heterophyllus

Sweet Mock Orange

Philaelphus coronaries

Mugo Pine

Pinus Mugo

Cherry Laurel

Prunus laurocerasus

Firethorn

Pyracantha coccinea

Buckthorn

Rhammus sp.

Currant

Ribes sp.

Brambles

Rubus sp.

Blueberry Elder, Sweet Elder

Sambucus Canadensis

Japanese Spirea

Spiraea japonica

Bridalwreath Spirea

Spirea prunifolia

Anthony Waterer Spirea

Spiraea x bumalda

Snowberry

Symphoricarpos albus

Coralberry

Symphoricarpos x chenaultii

Japanese Tree Lilac

Syringa reticuata

Common Lilac

Syringa vulgaris

Koreanspice Viburnum

Viburnum carlesii

Cranberry Bush

Biburnum opulus

Doublefile Viburnum

Biburnum plicatum tomentosurn

Blackhawk Viburnum

Viburnum rhytidophyllum

Judd Viburnum

Viburnum x juddii

Weigela

Weigela florida

Trees – Rarely Damaged by Deer

Bottlebrush Buckeye

Aesculus parviflora

Mimosa

Albizia julibrissin

Pawpaw

Asimina triloba

River Birch

Betula nigra

Paper Birch

Betula papyifera

Katsura Tree

Cercidiphyllum japonicum

American Holly

Ilex opaca

Dwarf Alberta Spruce

Picea glauca “Conica”

Red Pine

Pinus resinosa

Pitch Pine

Pinus rigida

Japanese Black Pine

Pinus thudbergiana

Trees – Seldom Severely Damaged by Deer

Paperbark Maple

Acer griseurn

Japances Maple

Acer palmatum

Stripped Maple

Acer pensylvanicum

Red Maple

Acer rubrum

Sugar Maple

Acer saccharum

Ruby Horsechestnut

Aesculus x carea

Downy Serviceberry

Amelanchier arborea

Shadbush

Amelanchier Canadensis

Alleghany Serviceberry

Amelanchier laevis

Chinese Paper Birch

Betula albo-sinensis

Himalayan Birch

Betula albo-sinensis

Yellow Birch

Betual lutea

European While Birch

Betula pendula

Common Flowering Quince

Chaenomeles speciosa

Japanese Falsecypress

Chamaecyparis pisifera

Chinese Fringe Tree

Chionanthus retusus

Kousa Dogwood

Cornus kousa

English Hawthorn

Crataegus laevigata

Japances Cedar

Cyptomeria japonica

Euorpean Beech

Fagus sylvatica

Green Ash

Fraximus pennsylvanica

European Ash

Fraximus excelsior

Honey Locust

Gleditsia triacanthos

Dragon Lady, San Jose Holly

Ilex x aquipernyi

Eastern Red Cedar

Juniperus vigininiana

Goldenrain Tree

Koelreuteria paniculata

Tulip Tree

Liriodendron tulipifera

Dawn Redwood

Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Sourwood

Oxydendrum arboretum

Norway Spruce

Picea abies

White Spruce

Picea glauca

Serbian Spruce

Picea omorika

Colorado Blue Spruce

Picea pungens

Japanese Red Pine

Pinus densiflora

Austrian Pine

Pinus nigra

Eastern White Pine

Pinus strobes

Scotch Pine

Pinus sylvestris

Japanese Flowering Cherry

Prunus serrulata

Douglas Fir

Pseudotsuga menziesii

Corkscrew Willow

Salix matsudana tortuosa

Common Sassafras

Sassafras albidurn

List Provided by Rutgers Cooperative Research & Extension

NJ Agricultural Experiment Station

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

New Brunswick

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