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Although deer and rabbits are entertaining to watch, they can also do considerable damage to landscape and garden plants. Diets of these animals will change with wild food availability and yearly rainfall and temperature variations. Certain plants are sometimes more desirable when they are young and./or well fertilized. It is difficult to predict what deer and rabbits may find attractive from year to year, but this list suggests some plant species which seen, to be less palatable. This list was compiled from observations made by gardeners, landscapers. and nursery personnel in North Central Arizona. There are some products and home remedies that purport to repel and/or discourage these herbivores, but the surest solution to prevent herbivory is to exclude wildlife from your garden using properly designed fences.

 

 

 

Ground Covers & Vines

Common Name     

Botanical Name

Carpet Bugle

Ajuga spp

Dwarf Plumbago .

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

English Ivy

Hedera helix

Japanese Spurge

Pachysandra terminalis

Virginia Creeper

PartAcnodssus spp.

Periwinkle

Wnca spp.

Wisteria

Wisteriaspp.


Shrubs

Common Name

Botanical Name

Glossy Abelia

Abelia grand i flora

Manzanita

Arctostaphylos spp.

Bamboo

Many Species

Barberry

Berfterisspp.

Butterfly Bush

Buddleiaspp.

Boxwood

Buxusspp.

Fairy Duste

Calfiandraspp.

Flowering Quince

CAaenomeJesspp.

UttleleafCordia

Cordia parvifolia

Cotoneaste

Cotoneaster spp.

Dalea

Daleaspp.

Daphn

Daphne spp.

Brituebush.

Enceliafarinosa

Turpentine Bush.

Ericarmeria laricifolia

Buckwheat

Eriogoiwm spp.

Holly

lexspp.

Jojoba

Simmondsia chinensts

Juniper

Junjfperus spp.

Chuparosa

Justida caUfbmica

Kerriajaponica.

Kerriajaponica

Lantana.

Lantanaspp.

Lavender

Lavandulaspp.

Leucophyllum

Leucophyllum spp.

Oregon Grape

Mahonfaspp.

Heavenly Bamboo

Nandina domestica

Cinquefoil

 Potentilla spp.

Firethom.

 Pyracantha spp.

Sumac

 Rhusspp.

Currant, Gooseberry

 Ribes spp.

Rosemary

 RosmarinusofRcinalis

Sage

 5aMaspp.

Lilac

 Syringa spp.

 

 

 

 

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