Do deer eat Hollies?

Yard_Mom(6,MD)July 12, 2004

I'm thinking about planting hollies on the edge of our woods for both an evergreen block, and to sort of block the deer from wandering into my garden. Does anyone know if deer eat hollies? I have one that they never touch but it could be the variety. Any thoughts?

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LAS23

Yes, they do at my house.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2004 at 9:42PM
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sara_the_brit_z6_ct

Mine too.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2004 at 3:28PM
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Buxas(z5Pa)

They do not seem to eat American Holly (Ilex opaca). Those are the ones with very thorny leaves. They do eat the various Blue hollies.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2004 at 4:45PM
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sara_the_brit_z6_ct

Mine was the very prickly kind. Eaten, but not until the depths of winter.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2004 at 9:46PM
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michaelzz(z6CT)

they eat all ours here in CT until they get too tall for them to reach,,

,, they have never eaten the small leafed varieties

    Bookmark   August 15, 2004 at 10:42PM
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chester_grant(6)

Do deer eat Dragon Lady? That is a very thorny variety but perhaps thats irrelevant when you have a leather mouth.........

    Bookmark   June 5, 2007 at 10:40PM
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