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WANTED: Any deer res shrubs/plants to grow as fence

Posted by purplelotus Zone8 West WA (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 29, 09 at 1:54

hi
I am looking for any plant shrub/tree/anything I can put on the edge on the green belt, that is deer resistant and that would grow in not so good soil. I think it is clay where I am trying to grow them. I planted some Arborvitae that haven't grown much.
I am going to update my Have list in a day or two.
Vinita


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RE: WANTED: Any deer res shrubs/plants to grow as fence

Plants I have are:

* Ajuga
*Sedums ( don't know their names, turns red in summer)
* Jacob's ladder
* creeping Jenny
* Dianthus red
* Lamb's ear
* Strawberry - very sweet and big


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RE: WANTED: Any deer res shrubs/plants to grow as fence

Plants I have are:

* Ajuga
*Sedums (reflexium, spurium)
* Jacob's ladder
* creeping Jenny
* Dianthus red
* Lamb's ear
* Strawberry - very sweet and big


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RE: WANTED: Any deer res shrubs/plants to grow as fence

  • Posted by bejoy2 Z8, Seattle, WA (My Page) on
    Thu, Nov 5, 09 at 0:50

May I have some lambs' ear?
Thanks,
Tammy


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RE: WANTED: Any deer res shrubs/plants to grow as fence

  • Posted by bejoy2 Z8, Seattle, WA (My Page) on
    Fri, Nov 6, 09 at 1:01

I have some Sitka spruce trees that are darn near deer-proof. Their needles are sharp and discourage browsing. They would make an almost impenetrable fence. I also have salal, a native ground cover that has leathery leaves that the deer find unpalatable. Salal grows tall in the sun but stays low in the shade. It can be pruned as a hedge.
-Tammy


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RE: WANTED: Any deer res shrubs/plants to grow as fence

Tammy
I will get some lamb's ears for you. I will welcome any seedlings/plants you can throw in a grocery bag, I will plant them right away. thanks
always found deers so cute till we got a house with yard :-)


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RE: WANTED: Any deer res shrubs/plants to grow as fence

You could also try hawthorne. They will nibble the young shoots, but eventually the older thorny wood will lose its charm and they can make a dreadfully good fence. Hemmed the allies in at Normandy beach during WW2 for a while.


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