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Will deer eat holly bushes?

Hollies, both tree and shrub varieties, are frequently included on deer-resistant plant lists. But some hollies resist deer better than others. according to Rutgers University, is American holly or Ilex opaca, a native plant grown both as an evergreen shrub and as a tree that can reach 50 feet in height.

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Likewise, is inkberry holly deer resistant?

Inkberry is resistant to deer, and thus is a good choice in areas where browsing deer are a problem for other shrubs.

Furthermore, what kind of shrubs do deer not eat? Stately Boxwood Repels Deer Buxus sempervirens is a plant deer don't like to eat because its evergreen foliage is aromatic (but please note, not all fragrant plants are resistant to deer.). "Vardar Valley" is a popular low-growing, compact boxwood.

Also know, how do you protect deer from Holly?

Apply Deer Repellent

  1. Deer repellent is a great first line of defense.
  2. Treat all of your shrubs and young trees.
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  4. Wrap shrubs in burlap or cover them in temporary netting for the season to encourage deer to seek out easier food sources (burlap also protects broadleaved evergreens from drying out over the winter).

Will deer eat burning bushes?

Some woody plants that deer generally prefer, so you might avoid if you have many deer in your area, include yews, euonymus (burning bush), hybrid tea roses, and saucer magnolia. Herbaceous plants deer generally eat include crocus, dahlias, daylilies, hostas, impatiens, phlox, and trillium.

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