Saturday, October 24, 2020

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Deer Resistance: How to Make Strategic Native Shrub and Tree Selections

Some native shrubs and trees have above-average deer resistance, according to researchers:

• Arrowwood viburnum

• Blueberry

• Dogwoods, both shrub

and tree forms

• Inkberry

• Juniper

• Potentilla

• River birch

• Serviceberry

• Summersweet

• Sweetbay magnolia

• White pines

• Winterberry

• Witch hazel

To find even more natives, use the UConn database, Use “CT Native” under the “Native” selector, and use “Deer resistance” under “Special Qualities.” Also see Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station database:

—Kathy Connolly

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