When seeking out deer resistant flowering shrubs try to keep your expectations realistic. Deer will eat almost any plant if it is the only option, especially in areas with heavy deer populations. Even deer resistant bushes may be a source of food for a hungry animal, especially the tasty, tender, young growth and flowers. The Butterfly Bush (Buddleia), Barberry, and herbs like Lavender, Catmint, and Rosemary have the highest deer resistance ratings, with Viburnum (Snowball Bushes, etc), Abelia, Forsythia, Camellia, Lilac, Beautyberry, Weigela, and Rose of Sharon Hibiscus following close behind. Our Top Ten Deer Resistant Flowering Shrubs are also drought tolerant and low maintenance.
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