Deer-Resistant Plants Deer seem to avoid plants that are thorny, poisonous, have sticker, milky sap, strong taste and aromatic foliage, or are twiggy plants with tiny foliage. However, deer in different areas have different tastes
However, deer in different areas have different tastes. New lush growth, as well as new plantings, are prone to deer browsing: especially in the fall when a deer may eat a plant for its water content rather than its foliage. We recommend a deer repellent be used on all new plantings. We have many repellents from which to choose.
:( Unfortunately, there are no guarantees when it comes to the dietary habits of deer. They're just not reading the lists like they used to. The following are plants that deer avoid or may taste, but generally don't destroy.
Trees**** Brazilian Pepper Tree **Bronze Loquat ** California Laurel Cherry ** Catalpa ** Chinese Hackberry ** Chinese Pistache ** Crape Myrtle ** Deodar Cedar ** Fig (edible) ** Ginkgo ** Grecian Laurel ** Japanese Maple ** Liquidambar ** Magnolia ** Oak ** Palms ** Paul's Scarlet Hawthorn ** Persimmon ** Pine ** Purple Robe Locust ** Raywood Ash ** Redwood ** Silk Tree ** Smoke Tree ** Strawberry Tree ** Western Redbud ** Maytens (check out our complete list at the counter)