Deer-Resistant Plants: Choice Deciduous Trees

Kousa Dogwood

*American Hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana)
*Beech (Fagus sp.)
*Birch (Betula sp.)
*Bottlebrush Buckeye (Aesculus parviflora)
*Catalpa (Catalpa sp.)
*Chinese Paper Birch (Betula albo-sinensis)
European White Birch (Betula pendula)
*Gray Birch (Betula populifera)
*Green Ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)
*Hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata)
Japanese Flowering Cherry (Prunus serrulata)
*Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum)
*Japanese Plum Yew (Cephalotaxus harringtonia)
Kousa Dogwood (Cornus kousa)
Larch (Larix decidua)
*Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)
*Mockernut Hickory (Carya tomentosa)
*Paper Birch (Betula papyrifera)
*Pignut Hickory (Carya glabra)
*Pin Oak (Quercus palustris)
*Poplar (Populus sp.) — choose carefully, as many are invasive or of poor quality
Saucer Magnolia (Magnolia soulangeana)
*Shadbush (Amelanchier canadensis)

* These plants are very deer-resistant; all others show moderate resistance.

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