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15 Deer-Resistant Shrubs That Are Perfect For Country Yards
By JENNIFER ANUM
Japanese Andromeda
Japanese andromeda is a slow-growing evergreen shrub that grows into a small tree and keeps deer away year-round. It also impresses with a stunning cluster of white or pink flowers set against dark, green leaves.
Boxwood
Planting boxwood shrubs in groups create a hedge or matching border that is excellent at repelling deer. They are very low maintenance, only requiring annual pruning and regular watering, and they love the sun.
Shrubby Cinquefoil
Shrubby Cinquefoil, also known as potentilla shrubs, thrive in cool climates and bring color and structure to your yard. Not only are they deer-resistant, but they also provide erosion control, firescaping, or hedging around your yard.
Mountain Laurel
Mountain laurel is an evergreen shrub most commonly found in cool meadows, mountain slopes, and rocky woods. This plant has oval, green leaves with clusters of rosy, pink, white, or red flowers.
Juniper
Juniper is a member of the cypress family, and it's known for its heavy fragrance of incense, cedar, lemons, or apples when their leaves are crushed. Homeowners love juniper as this plant is very low maintenance, hardy, and drought tolerant.