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 Post subject: Deer Resistant Ground Cover
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:18 pm 
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I’d be interested in flowering ground cover or shrubs that are deer resistant. The Island of Molokai, Hawaii has deer that can munch through mounds of wadelia, tear large branches off bougainvillea bushes, and chomp all the leaves off of the colorful crouton bushes. Nothing seems to deter them. I’ve been told that plants with fuzzy foliage might be deer resistant, but I can’t find any varieties that will grow in such a hot climate with lots of wind. Any suggestions?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:32 pm 
Have you tried Rose of Sharon? It develops sharp thorn like growths on its stems which I imagine would be very hard to eat. It spreads like crazy and can be slightly invasive, but its a very nice ornamental bush if you maintain it. Try this link : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_of_Sharon

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:44 pm 
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Plants with fuzzy foliage as well as ornamental grasses will help if you can find some. Actually, right now is the best time of year to start trying to train the babies to go somewhere else with some sort of deer deterent.

The bottom line is that the deer are going to eat something, its just a matter of what is available to them and what it taste like.

Here is a great article that is pretty in-depth regarding how to keep them out as well as a long list of plants that they dont like. Shrubs, groundcovers, etc. http://toolbox.landscapedata.com/2013/03/deer-resistant-plants-and-flowers.html

Hope that helps. 8)

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:39 am 
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Plants with fuzzy foliage as well as ornamental grasses will help if you can find some. Actually, right now is the best time of year to start trying to train the babies to go somewhere else with some sort of deer deterent.

The bottom line is that the deer are going to eat something, its just a matter of what is available to them and what it taste like.


It is indeed a matter of what is available and just how it taste..


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