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What are some deer-resistant evergreens?

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There are several types of evergreen shrubs and trees that are resistant to deer and other wildlife, such as boxwood shrubs, bluebeard shrubs, pine trees and spruce trees. While many evergreens and other plants are considered deer-resistant, that does not necessarily mean that deer do not eat them.

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Deer tend to stay away from evergreen shrubs, such as Gladwyn barberry, Japanese plum yew, Chinese juniper, clumping bamboo, rhododendron, false cypress and drooping leucothoe. Evergreen trees that include the topal holly, Eastern red cedar and Rocky Mountain junipers are also considered deer-resistant. Evergreens that are more appealing to deer than others should be protected with additional deterrents, such as deer-proof fencing and deer repellent.

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