Deer Resistant Shrubs for Sale Online

When you've put so much time an energy into your landscape, the last thing you need is those pesky woodland creatures helping themselves to a leafy buffet! During an extremely cold winter or when natural food sources are low, deer look for additional sources of food. When deer get hungry, they can reduce your expensive landscape shrubs to mere stumps.

We have put together a collection of plants that have proven to be deer resistant over time. You will find many types of plants on our list, including evergreen shrubs and flowering shrubs. Unless you live in an area that's in the heart of the city, you will undoubtedly have to deal with deer. We have chosen this group of plants based on our observations in our nursery and properties that we provide landscape services to in our region.

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The term “Deer Resistant Shrubs” can be misleading. Except for a minimal number of plants, including barberry, there are no genuinely deer-proof plants. Deer much less eat the following offering of plants and in some cases, will never be touched. If you live in an area where deer are a problem where you live, choose plants from this category, all of which are rarely eaten.

Most have either fragrant foliage or thorns which deer find unappetizing. Plants from this category will allow you to design an attractive landscape filled with magnificent blooms and unique foliage, without worrying about deer.

Our assortment of deer-resistant flowering shrubs is unappetizing to deer and in most cases, rabbits as well, allowing you to create striking displays throughout your landscape, and relax knowing that the leaves and flowers will be able to reach their full stunning potential!

What types of deer-resistant shrubs are there?

Flowering Deer-Resistant Shrubs

There are several excellent flowering and fragrant choices when it comes to selecting deer-resistant shrubs for your garden. While there is no such thing as 100%, deer-proof shrub white-tailed deer do tend to avoid Lilacs, Butterfly Bushes, Hydrangeas, and Camellia, to name a few. Incorporating these in your landscape will give you months of color from early spring to late summer.

Evergreen Deer-Resistant Shrubs

Evergreen landscape shrubs are not the preferred food choice for white-tailed deer, but when natural food sources run low, they have been known to indulge. If you live in a region where there is a large deer population, try planting one of these easy-care shrubs that are less tasty.

Boxwood: This popular broadleaf evergreen comes in many shapes and sizes, making it ideal for formal gardens, hedges, and topiaries. In addition to the shrubs' strong scent, It contains alkaloids that are unpalatable to deer.

Juniper: From ground covers to accent plantings, this versatile deer-resistant evergreen shrub will not disappoint. The volatile oils contained in their needles do a great job of repelling pesky deer, which makes it the perfect bush for creating a natural botanical barrier to protect the rest of the plants in your garden.

Holly: According to Rutgers University landscape plants rated by deer resistance study American Holly was assessed to be very resistant. Still, highly rated and as effective against deer damage include Chinese Holly, English Holly, Inkberry, and Winterberry. These are excellent options for Full Sun.

Barberry Shrubs: Barberries are among the most popular shrubs around. They are very hardy, and deer-resistant, and they have small thorns that make them an excellent barrier or hedge some insurance companies recommend planting them as foundation shrubs under windows to deter break-ins. They are equally happy in full sun or partial shade, and they come in all different colors ranging from bright red to Gold.

Dogwood Shrubs: Dogwood Shrubs are among the little-known native shrubs around. They are very hardy, and deer resistant, produce berries that birds love, and their colorful twigs provide interest during all four seasons. They are equally happy in full sun or partial shade, and they come in all different colors ranging from bright red like Red twig Dogwood with its shiny red twigs to the beautiful yellow twigs of Yellow Twig Dogwood and everything in between.

Roses: Rose bushes and climbing roses create a classically romantic look for your home, with their graceful beauty and variety of colors. These flowering shrubs complement both formal and informal gardens, adding a level of class to any home.

If you have a deer problem in your neighborhood, it's a good idea to choose plants from the collection of plants we have compiled, all of which are rarely browsed by even the hungriest of deer. Any homeowner can design a beautiful landscape filled with bright blooms and unusual foliage, without worrying about destructive deer undoing all your hard work.

Our selection of deer-resistant plants is unappetizing to those curious critters, allowing you to create wonderful displays throughout your garden and on your porches and patios without worry. Imagine being the envy of your neighborhood because when everyone in the neighborhood's landscapes is being decimated by hungry deer, yours is just as beautiful as the day it was first planted.

Are deer-resistant shrubs also rabbit resistant?

Unfortunately, not all deer-resistant plants are also rabbit resistant. Like people, different rabbits have different tastes. So while in your garden, a family of rabbits may mow down your favorite plant, another family of rabbits may completely ignore the plant.

This makes it incredibly challenging to determine what is rabbit resistant for your garden. However, there are a few that are less palatable to both of these curious critters, here is the shortlist:

If you’re looking to purchase deer-resistant shrubs for your landscape, consider Woodie’s Approved collection of Deer-resistant Shrubs from Garden Goods Direct. As America’s number one online garden center, we offer the largest selection of houseplants online, along with advice from our customer service and plant experts you need to keep them healthy. That's why America chooses to buy trees and shrubs from us.