Deer-resistant is a relative term and will vary with the number of deer in an area, other food available, and time of year.

Realizing that no plant is deer proof, plants in the Rarely Damaged, and Seldom Severely Damaged categories would be best for landscapes prone to deer damage. Plants Occasionally Severely Damaged and Frequently Severely Damaged are often preferred by deer and should only be planted with additional protection such as the use of fencing, repellents, etc. Success of any of these plants in the landscape will depend on local deer populations and weather conditions.

A = Rarely Damaged
B = Seldom Severely Damaged
C = Occasionally Severely Damaged
D = Frequently Severely Damaged

B Abelia Abelia Flower Shrub
A Alberta Spruce Dwarf Picea Evergreen Tree
A All Gold Grass Hakonechloa Grass
A Allium Allium Perennial
A Andromeda Pieris Flower Shrub
B Anemone Anemone Perennial
C Apple Malus domestica Fruit Tree
D Apricot Prunus armeniaca Fruit Tree
D Arborvitae Thuja Evergreen Shrub
C Arborvitae Green Giant Thuja Evergreen Tree
B Astilbe Astilbe Perennial
D Azalea Azalea Flower Shrub
B Baby’s Breath Gypsophila Perennial
C Balloon Flower Platycodon Perennial
A Bandwith Grass Miscanthus Grass
A Barberry Berberis Evergreen Shrub
A Barrenwart Epimedium Perennial
C Beardtongues Penstemon Perennial
B Beautyberry Callicarpa Shrub
B Bee Balm Monarda Perennial
B Beech Fagus Trees
C Bellflower Campanula Perennial
A Big Blue Stem Andropogon Grass
B Black Eye Susan Rudbeckia Perennial
B Blackberry Rubus Fruit Shrub
C Blanket Flower Gaillardia Perennial
B Blazing Star Dwarf Liatris Perennial
A Bleeding Heart Dicentra Perennial
A Blue Eye Grass Sisyrinchium Grass
A Blue Indigo Baptisia Perennial
A Blue Oat Grass Helictotrichon Grass
C Blueberry Vaccinium Fruit Shrub
B Boneset Eupatorium Perennial
A Bottle Brush Aesculus Flower Shrub
A Boxwood Buxus Evergreen Shrub
A Bugleweed Ajuga Perennial
A Bugloss Brunnera Perennial
C Burning Bush Euonynus Shrub
B Butterfly Milk Weed Asclepias Perennial
A Buttfly Bush Buddleia Flower Shrub
C Buttonbush Celphalanthus Flower Shrub
A Cabaret Grass Miscanthus Grass
A Calamint Calamintha Perennial
B Candytuft Iberis Perennial
A Catmint Nepeta Perennial
D Cherry Shrub Fruit Fruit Shrub
D Cherry Prunus avium Fruit Tree
D Cherry Kwazan Prunus Flower Tree
D Cherry Snow Fountain Prunus Flower Tree
D Chokeberry Aronia Flower Shrub
A Christmas Fern Polystichum Fern
A Cinnamon Fern Osmunda Fern
C Clematis Clematis Perennial
B Columbine Aquilegia Perennial
B Coneflower Enchinacea Perennial
B Coral Bell Heuchera Perennial
B Coral Bell Heucherella Perennial
B Coral Berry Symphoricarpos Flower Shrub
B Coralberry symphoricarpos Flower Shrub
B Cornflower Echibeckia Perennial
D Crabapple Malus Flower Tree
A Cushion Spurge Euphorbia Perennial
B Cypress Chamaecyparis Evergreen Tree
A Cypress Russian Microbiota Evergreen Shrub
C Daisy Leucanthemum Perennial
C Daylily Hemerocallis Perennial
A Dead Nettle Variegatum Lamiastrum Perennial
B Deutzia Deutzia Flower Shrub
B Dianthus Dianthus Perennial
C Dogwood Cornus Flower Shrub
C Dogwood Cornus Kousa Flower Tree
C Eastern Redbud Cercis Flower Tree
A Elderberry Sambucus Fruit Shrub
C English Daisy Bellis Perennial
B Enkianthus Enkianthus Flower Shrub
C European Larch Weeping Larix Evergreen Tree
B Evening Primrose Oenothera Perennial
A Evergold Grass Carex Grass
A Fern Dryopteris Fern
A Festuca Elijah Blue Festuca Grass
A Fig Brown Ficus carica Fruit Tree
B Foam Flower Tiarella Perennial
B Forsythia Forsythia Flower Shrub
A Foxglove Digitalis Perennial
C Fringetree Chionanthus Flower Tree
C Geranium Geranium Perennial
A Germander Teurium Perennial
C Geum Geum Perennial
C Goatsbeard Aruncus Perennial
B Goji Berry Lycium Fruit Shrub
A Gracillimus Grass Miscanthus Grass
D Grape Concord Vitis Fruit Shrub
B Guara Guara Perennial
A Hakone Grass Hakonechloa Grass
A Hameln Grass Pennisetum Grass
B Hazelnut Corylus Trees
A Heather Culluna Perennial
A Helleborus Helleborus Perennial
C Hibiscus Hibiscus Flower Shrub
C Higan Cherry Weeping Prunus Flower Tree
B Himalayan Birch Betula jacquemontii Trees
A Holly Ilex Evergreen Shrub
B Holly Winter Heavey Ilex Flower Shrub
C Hollyhock Alcea Perennial
C Honeysuckle Diervilla Flower Shrub
D Hosta Hosta Perennial
C Hydrangea Hydrangea Flower Shrub
A Hyssop Agastache Perennial
A Ice Dance Carex Grass
B Ice Plant Delosperma Perennial
A Iris Iris Perennial
B Jacob’s Ladder Polemonium Perennial
A Japanese Silver Grass Miscanthus Grass
B Juniper Juniperus Evergreen Shrub
A Katsura Cercidiphyllum Trees
B Kerria Kerria Flower Shrub
A Lady Fern Athyrium Fern
B Lady’s Mantle Alchemilla Perennial
A Lamb’s Ear Stachys Perennial
A Larkspur Delphinium Perennial
A Lavender Lavandula Perennial
B Leptodermis Leptodermis Flower Shrub
B Leucothoe Leucothe Flower Shrub
A Ligularia Ligularia Perennial
B Lilac Syringa Flower Shrub
B Lily Turf Liriope Perennial
A Little Bunny Grass Pennisetum Grass
A Little Zebra Grass Miscanthus Grass
B Lobelia Lobelia Perennial
A Lumen Pennisetum Perennial
A Lungwort Pulmonaria Perennial
B Lupine Lunpinus Perennial
B Magnolia Magnolia Flower Tree
B Maple Acer Trees
B Maple Red Acer Flower Tree
B Marsh Marigold Caltha Shrub
A Meadow Rue Thalictrum Perennial
B Mock Orange Philadelphus Flower Shrub
B Montbretia Crocosmia Perennial
C Mountain Laural Kalmia Flower Shrub
B Mugo Pine Pinus Evergreen Tree
B Ninebark Physocarpus Flower Shrub
A Northern Bayberry Myrica Flower Shrub
B Obedient Plant Physostegia Perennial
A Oregon Grape Holly Mahonia Flower Shrub
A Paper Birch Betula papyrifera Trees
D Peach Prunus Fruit Tree
D Pear Pyrus Fruit Tree
B Pearl Bush Exochorda Flower Shrub
A Peony Paeonia Flower Shrub
D Persimmon Diospyros kaki Fruit Tree
C Phlox Phlox Moss Perennial
C Phlox Volcano Phlox Perennial
B Pincushion Scabiasa Perennial
D Plum Prunus subg Fruit Tree
B Poppy Papaver Perennial
A Porcupine Grass Miscanthus Grass
A Potentilla Potentilla Perennial
B Primrose Primula Perennial
A Purpurascens Grass Miscanthus Grass
C Pussy Willow Salix Shrub
B Quince Chaenomeles Flower Shrub
B Raspberry Rubus Fruit Shrub
B Red Hot Poker Kniphofia Perennial
A Redhead Grass Pennisetum Grass
D Rhododendron Rhododendron Flower Shrub
A Rigoletto Miscanthus Grass
A River Birch Betula nigra Trees
C Rose Rosa Rose
A Russian Arborvitae Microbiota Evergreen Shrub
A Russian Sage Perovskia Perennial
A Sage Salvia Perennial
C Sedum Sedum Perennial
C Shasta Daisy Leucanthermum Perennial
A Shenandoah Grass Panicum Grass
A Skimmia Skimmia Flower Shrub
B Smokebush Cotinus Shrub
B Snow In Summer Cerastium Perennial
B Snowberry Symphoricarpos Perennial
B Spice Bush Lindera Flower Shrub
B Spiderwort Tradescantia Perennial
B Spirea Spirea Flower Shrub
B Spruce Birds Nest Picea Evergreen Shrub
B St. John’s Wort Hypercium Flower Shrub
B Stokes Aster Stokesia Perennial
B Summersweet Clethra Flower Shrub
A Sweet Fern Comptonia Fern
A Sweet Woodruff Galium Perennial
C Sweetgum Liquidambar Flower Tree
B Sweetspire Itea Flower Shrub
A Thundercloud Panicum Grass
A Thyme Thymus Perennial
A Tickweed Coreopsis Perennial
C Turtlehead Chelone Perennial
B Veronica Veronica Perennial
B Viburnium Viburnium Flower Shrub
B Vinca Minor Vinca Perennial
B Wandflower Gaura Perennial
B Weigela Weigela Perennial
B White Pine Pinus Evergreen Tree
B Willow Salix Trees
B Willow Dapper Wilow Salix Shrub
B Winterberry Ilex Flower Shrub
B Wintergreen Gualtheria Perennial
B Wisteria Wisteria Flower Shrub
B Witch Alder Fothergilla Flower Shrub
B Witch Hazel Hamamelis Flower Shrub
A Yarrow Achillea Perennial