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Otto Luyken and Deer

Posted by dorry2 (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 13, 11 at 9:34

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.

Follow-Up Postings:

Cherry and Skip Laurel and Deer

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

RE: Otto Luyken and Deer

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!


RE: Otto Luyken and Deer

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.

RE: Otto Luyken and Deer

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

RE: Otto Luyken and Deer

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

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