True deer resistance
Could you tell me which trees/shrubs/ you have found to be truly deer resistant? I am in Northern VA and am trying to add some (native) variety to an area populated almost entirely by spice bushes, tulip poplars and the occasional redbud. I recently tried to add some amelanchiers (serviceberry) trees, fringe trees, aruncus (goat's beard), witch hazel, fothergillas. Out of these the deer do not seem to have touched the witch hazels or the fothergillas...I believe these species are distantly related...maybe that explains it? However, the amelanchiers, fringe trees and aruncus have all been chewed to some extent...I guess the deer have not been reading the lists that claim they shouldn't be chewing on these unless they are starving which they certainly are not around here!!!!
So could you tell me what, if anything, you have been able to grow w/out interference from deer?
I'd also been interested in perennials you've had luck with. On this property they've eaten bloodroot, ginseng, trilliums, violets, joe pyeweed, amsonia.
Bluebells, milkweed, black and blue cohosh, and rues have been the only rejected species.