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Old 04-11-2011, 05:10 PM
Leo the Landscaper Leo the Landscaper is offline
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Deer love taxus and will eat fothergilla to the ground. What are your site conditions?
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:01 PM
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artificialus plasticus.
I think I just peed a little.........
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:24 PM
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Deer love taxus and will eat fothergilla to the ground. What are your site conditions?
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This is what I was referring to Leo. (Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Prostrata')

http://www.wilsonbrosnursery.com/Plants/Shrubs/Foliage-Shrubs/Yews/Yew-Spreading-Plum-Yew.aspx

As far as the fothergilla I was wrong on that. Shouldn't have posted that.
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:04 PM
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Matt - I am going to try mountain laurel here at home. The deer do not like it at all and it is evergreen. 5-6 ft. mature height. it needs a shady zone 6 environment. You should try this link - http://njaes.rutgers.edu/deerresistance/ - this list seems pretty accurate.
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:12 PM
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They make dear repellant or you might have some luck pissing around the property.
Or tell them to buy a sugar cub or put corn down then they won't eat the shrubs.
If you would like to get a fine, shoot them!
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Old 04-13-2011, 06:26 PM
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This is what I was referring to Leo. (Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Prostrata')

http://www.wilsonbrosnursery.com/Pla...-Plum-Yew.aspx

As far as the fothergilla I was wrong on that. Shouldn't have posted that.
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Got ya! That is a great plant! The plum yew that is.

Fothergilla is often listed a deer resistant. Deer will pretty much leave them alone when the ground is not snow covered but with snow deer will eat all the way to the ground. If their mature they usually will sucker. But you dont get snow I am guessing.
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:08 PM
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In Connecticut there are only a few shrubs the deer will not eat. Boxwood, Andromeda, Alberta Spruce. It is rare that they will eat Colorado Spruce. American Holly is usually a safe bet.
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:50 PM
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Yew, for shady areas.

I have shelterbelts and have an overwintering deer herd that can number up to 80 hoofrats:

The following species have survived well:
1. Chokecherry.
2. Redosier dogwood
3. Sea buckthorn
4. Villosa lilac
5. Siberian Crabapple
6. Toby hawthorn
7. Green Alder
8. Arctic blue willow
9. Pussywillow
10 Common osier willow
11. Golden willow.

Note that deer have regional tastes.

Also: Having dogs in your yard does a lot to discourage deer. It's almost never a problem here except during late winter, when the easy stuff is gone, or burried under the snow.

Companion planting with aromatics may help. Lavender, mint, basil, thyme.

Ultimately deer will eat anything rather than starve. Deer fence has to be at least 8 feet high, and either opaque or invisible. (They don't see well and if they can't tell where the top of the fence is, they won't try it. They also won't jump a fence if they can't see their landing spot.) They are very good at crawling under fences however, so bury the bottom edge, or overlap it with burried chicken wire.

A 0.303, or even a .270 is also effective, but may annoy your neighbors.
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:24 AM
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In Connecticut, the only deer resistant evergreen shrubs are:
Boxwood, Andromeda, Dwf Alberta Spruce. Boxwood sounds like the best option for your situation.
The other option would be to plant things that the deer eat and apply a repellent in the fall to protect them during the winter. Deer will only eat evergreen shrubs from December to March.
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:27 AM
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Deer will eat the candles of pine, and the growing buds of spruce in spring.
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