According to gardening experts, hydrangea plants are not highly deer resistant. If not protected, they can suffer fairly severe damage from deer, especially if located near forests and other deer habitats.Know More
Deer eat the buds, shoots, flowers, leaves and tips of tree and shrub branches. If they are hungry enough, they eat almost any type of vegetation, though they prefer evergreens with narrow leaves and stay away from toxic and strong scented plants.
Hydrangeas can be grown as trees, shrubs or vines. They are easy to grow and are valued for flowers that are used in both fresh and dried arrangements.Learn more in Trees & Bushes
Bergenia is a deer-resistant perennial with glossy leaves and flower clusters that come in purple, pink and white, according to Garden Guides. The bleeding-heart is another perennial that blooms in late winter and early spring. Primroses come in different colors and grow during the spring and early summer.Full Answer >
Although no plant is completely off limits to deer, some evergreen shrubs and trees are unappealing to deer. The Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, or NJAES, rates some plants as "rarely damaged" by deer, indicating that deer eat them infrequently. Many types of pine trees are uninviting to deer, including Japanese Black Pine, Pitch Pine and Red Pine.Full Answer >
The best time to prune hydrangea depends not on location but on the type of hydrangea. Most hydrangeas don't need to be pruned unless they have overgrown their space.Full Answer >
Common deer-resistant annuals include wood forget-me-nots, poppies, pot marigolds and spider flowers. While no plant is completely safe, deer damage to these species is rare, according to research by the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station.Full Answer >