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Deer Resistant Bushes

February 8, 2022 Jill Raver
Filed in: Landscaping Guides

Deer Resistant Bush Varieties

1. Barberry Berberis sp.

Barberries are easy to grow shrubs that are great for adding color and texture to small spaces. These tough bushes are deer and disease resistant, salt tolerant, and low maintenance! Barberry plants are evergreen in warmer parts of the country, but they are cold hardy and can grow as deciduous shrubs in growing zones as low as 4. Order your barberry plants and other evergreen shrubs from our online nursery and have them delivered to your door.


The Dwarf Crimson Pygmy Barberry is a miniature version of the Japanese barberry plant. With stunning purple-red foliage this barberry is sure to add some excitement to your landscape.


The Orange Rocket Barberry is an upright, columnar bush with outstanding color. New growth is vibrant coral orange and ages to a deep red. At only 2 to 3 feet wide and about 5 feet tall this neat shrub fits just about anywhere.


The Rose Glow Barberry is a small versatile shrub that is perfect for beginners. It has fabulous red foliage that deer avoid!


The Sunjoy Citrus Barberry is a compact barberry bush with outstanding yellow color. This dwarf rounded barberry only grows 2 to 3 feet tall and wide so it's perfect for small yards. This barberry is very unique and a faster growing substitute for boxwood bushes.


The Sunjoy Gold Pillar Barberry is a compact columnar barberry bush with outstanding color. New growth is vibrant red-orange and ages to a yellow gold. This compact columnar barberry only grows 3 to 4 feet tall and 1.5 to 2 feet wide so it's perfect for small yards.

  1. Butterfly Bush Buddleia sp.

The Butterfly Bush is a popular low maintenance shrub. Known for their long-blooming, bright, fragrant flower clusters that attract butterflies and hummingbirds, Butterfly bushes are perfect particularly for any spot you can see from a window, porch, or deck. These shrubs are deer resistant, drought tolerant, and adaptable to most soils.

Butterfly Bush Varieties


The Adonis Blue Butterfly Bush is a compact plant with long cone shaped blooms covered in hundreds of tiny dark purple-blue flowers. This vibrant plant will add a bold pop of color to your landscape.


The deep purple, fragrant blooms of the Black Knight Butterfly Bush bloom from mid-July up until the first frost. This fast growing shrub is perfect as a single specimen or a mass planting.


The deep pink, almost magenta color of the Flutterby Petite ‘Tutti Fruitti’ flowers is sure to turn heads! This Butterfly Bush is a rebloomer all the way from Spring to the first frost so you can’t go wrong adding this shrub to your landscape. The ‘Tutti Fruitti’ is a dwarf variety that will fit in just about any any space.

Honeycomb Butterfly Bush is a unique plant that really stands out in the crowd. Beautiful, yellow blooms cover this bush each summer all the way to fall. The sweet nectar scent of these flower clusters is simply irresistible to butterflies and hummingbirds! lo-and-behold-blue-chip-jr

The Lo and Behold 'Blue Chip jr' is the smallest butterfly bush you can find, only reaching about 2 feet tall and wide. This miniature, tough, yet lovely perennial looks great no matter how you choose to add in to your landscape.


The Lo and Behold ‘Ice Chip’ is a dwarf variety that has delicate, white flowers that bloom all summer long. The white flower clusters really shine with the backdrop of the silvery green-blue foliage. The perfect butterfly and hummingbird attractor for small spaces, the ‘Ice Chip’ will fit in any yard or garden.


Another dwarf Butterfly Bush variety, the Lo and Behold ‘Lilac Chip’ is a great addition to any garden, patio, or yard. If you rent, try this variety in a container to add some living flair and color to your space. This variety blooms from summer up until the first frost so you’ll have a nice, long season of butterfly and hummingbird watching.


The Lo & Behold® 'Purple Haze' Butterfly Bush is a low mounding shrub that reaches a height of 2-4 feet tall and wide. Pretty purple panicles are produced in mid-summer to mid fall.


The Pink Delight Butterfly Bush produces an abundance of pink elongated flowers that are perfect for fresh cut flowers and floral arrangements. Light fragrance attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

  1. Juniper Juniperus sp.

Junipers are hardy, evergreen shrubs that thrive in most US planting zones. These easy care plants are extremely versatile and a great way to add depth and color to any landscape. Junipers are deer resistant, salt tolerant, and low maintenance.


The icy green-blue color of the Angelica Blue Juniper is a great way to make your entire landscape pop! As winter arrives this juniper becomes very blue with a hint of purple. The Angelica Blue will instantly add depth and texture to your landscape with its loose shape and lacy texture.


The Blue Pacific Juniper is a hardy, low maintenance ground cover that is great for preventing soil erosion. The feathery, green foliage transitions to a silvery green in the winter months. This juniper is great for adding texture to almost any landscape.


The fast growing Blue Rug Juniper is a gorgeous creeping groundcover. Perfect for those steep hills you’ve had such a hard time growing anything on, this juniper is great for preventing soil erosion. The Blue Rug is extremely disease resistant and low maintenance.


The Blue Star Juniper is a hardy, dwarf variety that is perfect for adding color and texture to small spaces. Resistant to disease and drought tolerant, this variety is a great pick! And you can’t beat that icy blue color!


The Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper is a compact groundcover juniper that grows in a lovely, cascading fashion that flows outward along the ground, over rocks, or down a wall or container for a stunning, natural look that you just cannot beat. The lush foliage is a vivid green that transitions to hints of blue and purple as temperatures drop. This hardy evergreen is drought and pollution tolerant as well as pest and disease resistant.


Enjoy the ease and versatility of a juniper in a unique and bold golden-yellow color! The Gold Coast Juniper really stands out in the landscape. You can't beat the year-round, yellow color and the lush, lacy texture it brings to any garden!


The soft blue color and whimsical shape of the Grey Owl Juniper make is a real treasure in any landscape. These look great in a flowing, curved hedge or sprinkled throughout a bed. This hardy evergreen shrub is pest and disease resistant.


The Parson's Juniper offers a great look in a hardy, easy to maintain shrub. You will love having a groundcover with shrub height! Juniper Parsoni grows quickly to 2-3 feet tall and about 6 feet wide. The lush foliage is a silvery blue-green that looks great anywhere.


In addition, some ornamental grasses are deer resistant such as pink muhly grass and pampas grass.


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