Planting deer resistant trees and shrubs on your property is a great way to deter deer from your residence, while adding aesthetic to your grounds! Here are five great trees and shrubs to incorporate into your outdoor design, while keeping pesky deer away! For a complete deer-resistant strategy, call Westchester Tree Life’s professionally certified arborists!
1. Paper Birch Tree (Betula Papyrifera)
Paper Birch trees, also called “White Birch Trees”, are medium-sized trees native to North America. These fast-growing trees are found mostly in mixed hardwood-conifer forests, and thrive on well-drained, sandy loams in cool moist areas. The beautiful white bark and handsome foliage make for a great addition to your landscape!
2. Blue Mist Shrub (Caryopteris Clandonensis)
Both beautiful and effective at deterring deer, the Blue Mist Shrub features rich blue blossoms and superb silvery foliage! This is a great option for any yard, as the shrub grows in an upright position, creating an orderly and pleasant addition (versus sprawling and rangy, requiring frequent upkeep).
3. American Holly Tree (Ilex Opaca)
Add some cheer to your landscape with an American Holly Tree! This variety of holly is one of the most effective at staving off deer from nosing around your garden. The American Holly Tree is also a medium-sized tree which has short and slender branches, and attracts songbirds.
4. Daphne Shrub (Daphne)
If you are looking to add beautiful but low-maintenance shrubs to your garden, consider the Daphne shrub! Also effective at steering deer away from your property, this fragrant shrub does well in moderately-fertile, well-drained soil.
5. Moonglow Juniper Shrub (Juniperus scopulorum “Moonglow”)
The intense silvey blue-green foliage of the Moonglow Juniper shrub lasts throughout the winter months, with very minimal bronzing. This is a fantastic staple for your landscape, and is effective at keeping deer away!