21+ Rhododendron Deer Resistant
Many stunning plants are unpalatable to deer because of their poisonous compounds fuzzy or aromatic leaves and tough spiny or bristly textures says ruth rogers clausen author of 50 beautiful deer resistant plants.
Rhododendron deer resistant. Damage to shrubs in a garden or landscape has become more of a problem as new homes are built in suburbs that are spreading out into the deer s natural habitat. The list was compiled with input from nursery and landscape professionals rutgers new jersey agricultural experiment station njaes cooperative extension personnel and rutgers master gardeners in northern new jersey. I am often asked what is the difference between rhododendrons and azaleas. Rhododendrons or rhodo s are a great deer resistant plants that grow well in our moderate climate and acid soil. Help re deer resistant rhododendrons. The fence allows him to grow his deer delectable. Deer resistant plants now that you know what not to plant you undoubtedly yearn for information on which plants bambi won t eat.
Our house before had no deer around it at all but in this winter early and late we ve seen a fair number of deer come by the house and chew on some of the shrubs. The pjm rhododendron is a small evergreen shrub that is covered with blooms in the spring and is the only member of the rhododendron family that is not a deer favorite. They are from the heath family so related to other acid lovers such as heathers and blueberries. Deer however think all humans should be friends and that can t happen with arborvitaes in the way. Hi all we bought a new house in upstate ny and are just decided on various things with the garden. Deer proof resistant shrubs and bushes deer are often the cause of damage to shrubs by two different ways browsing eating or rubbing or both. Landscape plants rated by deer resistance the following is a list of landscape plants rated according to their resistance to deer damage.
Unfortunately the shrubs are as desirable to deer as they are to humans. We ve included some of clausen s smart choices here along with a few top picks of our own. While no one can guarantee deer won t browse on a particular species of plant you stand a better chance of sustaining your landscape by avoiding the use of plants that deer have a palate for such as taxus yew thuja arborvitae tsuga hemlock rhododendron azalea euonymus burning bush hosta daylily tulips crocus and others. Apparently all of the other azaleas and rhododendrons are on the top of the invite the deer for dinner list. A rhododendron hybridizer his goal is to create a rhododendron with orange or yellow blossoms that is hardy enough to survive tough winters.
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