New Jersey Deer Resistant Plants and Repellents

Boxwood: more than 150 kinds of commercially available boxwood, which come in many sizes, shapes, leaf forms and colors. Boxwood contains alkaloids that are toxic to deer, as well as humans. Other good shrubs or trees include Green Giant Arborvitae, Spartan Juniper, Holly, and Rhododendron.

Deer don't eat peonies ... In northern New Jersey, peonies are the perfect plant. You don't have to irrigate peonies. You don't have to spray chemicals on peonies. They're natural, organic, easy on the water table, easy on the land. ...

Wildflower: Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis). Grows well in partial shade. Will reseed. Blooms in early spring.

Osmanthus heterophyllus, or false holly, is an evergreen shrub whose sometimes spiny leaves are unattractive to deer.

Florida and Asian anise trees (Illicium), fragrant, glossy evergreen leaves and star-like flowers make for a beautiful plant, ability to withstand both deer and shade

Mahonia bealei. Commonly called leatherleaf mahonia, it yields blue fruits after the flowers and has spiny leaves that are similar to a regular holly.

Danae racemosa, or poet’s laurel, low-growing evergreen with a graceful, weeping habit and high shade tolerance.

Below a list of plants deer rarely ear

Ageratum

Allegheny Spruce

American Holly

Angel’s Trumpet

Anise

Anise Hyssop

Annual Vinca

Arrowwood Viurnum

Autumn Crocus

Barberry

Barrenwort

Basket of Gold

Bayberry

Bearberry

Big Bluestem

Bigleaf Goldenray

Bishop’s Weed

Bleeding Heart

Blue Fescue

Blue Mist Shrub

Blue Oat Grass

Bluebell

Bottlebrush Buckeye

Broom

Bugleweed

Bush Cinquefoil

Butter & Eggs

Buttercup

Butterfly Bush

Cactus

Catmint

Christmas Fern

Cinnamon Fern

Clump Bamboo

Common Boxwood

Common Foxglove

Common Tansy

Corydalis

Crown Imperial, Firtilia

Daffodil

Dame’s Rocket

Daphne

Devil’s Walking Stick

Drooping leucothoe

Dusty Miller

Dwarf Alberta Spruce

European Ginger

False Camomile

False Indigo

Feather Reed Grass

Flowering Tobacco

Forget-me-not

Fountain Grass

Fragrant Sumac

Garden Sage

Germander

Giant Japanese Silver Grass

Giant Reed

Golden Bamboo

Greek Jerusalem Sage

Hakonechloa

Hard Rush

Hayscented Fern

Heath

Heather

Heliotrope

Holly Fern

Horehound

Horseradish

Hyssop

Indian Grass

Irish

Jack-in-the-pulpit

Japanese Black Pine

Japanese Blood Grass

Japanese Painted Fern

Japanese Pieris, Andromeda

Japanese Plum Yew

Japanese Sedge

Japanese Silver Grass

Japanese Skimmia

Japanese Sweet Flag

John T. Morris Holly

Katsura Tree

Lamb’s Ear

Large Blue June Grass

Larkspur

Lavender

Lavender Cotton

Leatherleaf Mahonia

Lemon Balm

Lenten or Christmas Rose

Lily of the Vallley

Little Bluestem

Lungwort

Lyida Morris Holly

Lyme Grass

Marjoram

May Apple

Meadow Rue

Mimoasa

Mint

Monkshood

Moonglow Juniper

Mountain Pieris

New York Fern

Northern Sea Oats

Oregano

Oregon Grape Holly

Oriental Fountain Grass

Ornamental Onion

Ostrich Fern

Pacysandra

Pampus Grass

Paper Birch

Pawpaw

Peony

Pitch Pine

Poppy

Pot Marigold

Potentilla, Cinquefoil

Prince of Wales Juniper

Purple Moor Grass

Purple Rock-Cress

Ravenna Grass

Red Elderberry

Red Pine

River Birch

Rock-Cress

Rocket Ligularia

Rodgers Flower

Rose Campion

Rosemary

Royal Fern

Rue

Russian Cypress

Russian Olive

Russian Sage

Sensitive Fern

Siberian Bugloss

Siberian Squill

Silver Mound

Small Globe Thistle

Snapdragon

Snowdrops

Snow-on-the-Mountain

Spider Flower

Spotted Deadnettle

Spurge

Statice

Strawflower

Sweet Alyssum

Sweet Box

Sweet Woodruff

Switch Grass

Tarragon

Threadleaf Coreopsis

Thyme

Variegated Purple Moor Grass

Weeping Love Grass

Wild Ginger

Winter Aconite

Wood Fern

Yucca