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Do deer eat Hollies?

Posted by Yard_Mom 6,MD (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 12, 04 at 16:41

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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RE: Do deer eat Hollies?

Yes, they do at my house.


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RE: Do deer eat Hollies?

Mine too.


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RE: Do deer eat Hollies?

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.


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RE: Do deer eat Hollies?

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


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RE: Do deer eat Hollies?

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

,, they have never eaten the small leafed varieties


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RE: Do deer eat Hollies?

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


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