Otto Luyken and Deer

dorry2April 13, 2011

Do deer generally stay away from all cultivars of Otto Luyken? Also, is it true that deer will generally not "dine" while standing on a hard surface (patio, street) but prefer a softer surface - grass, dirt? I have never heard this and am questioning this comment from a landscape designer. Thanks.

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dorry2

So has anyone had deer issues with Cherry or Skip Laurel?"

    Bookmark   April 14, 2011 at 1:08PM
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florrie2

I have two Otto Luyken cherry laurels in my yard. Deer haven't touched them since I put them in - 3 years. And, yes, they walk right by them on their nightly strolls!

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    Bookmark   April 14, 2011 at 2:40PM
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elvis

The comment on hard surfaces and deer--they don't like to step on metal--just like the cattle guards work. If you lay down some chicken wire around your delicacies, that will help.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2011 at 7:57PM
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noinwi

The deer around here are not put off by hard surfaces. They stroll up and down the streets nibbling from everyone's gardens.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2011 at 7:56PM
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rosiew(8 GA)

I had Otto Luykens for years and never observed ANY deer damage. They're lovely shrubs.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2011 at 12:45PM
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