Deer resistant trees and shrubs include: bottlebrush, boxwoods such as Morris Dwarf and Green Gem buckeye, dwarf nandina, Japanese kerria, heather, leucothoe, rugosa rose, sweetshrub, and Virginia sweetspire.
Shrubs: Abelia, Autumn olive, Burning bush, Butterfly bush, Boxwood, Beauty Berry, Berberis (Barberry), Chinese holly, Cotinus (Smoke tree), Cotoneaster, Elderberry, Flowering quince, Forsythia, Harry Lauder’s walking stick, Heath, Heather, Inkberry, Itea (Virginia Sweetspire), Japanese barberry, Juniper, Leatherleaf viburnum, Leucothoe, Lilac, Mahonia (Oregon grape holly), Nandina,v Privet, Pyracantha, Rose of Sharon, Rugosa rose, Russian arborvitae, Russian olive, St. John’s wort, Spicebush, Spirea, Sweetshrub, Weigela and Winter jasmine.
Trees — American holly, beech, Colorado spruce, crape myrtle, cypress, Eastern red cedar, ginkgo, dogwood, hawthorne, honeylocust, linden, Norway spruce, red buckeye, river birch, sassafras, service berry, smoke tree, sweet gum, sycamore and witch hazel.
Deer Resistant or Not. Blandy Experimetal Farm, State Arboretum of Virginia, UVA