Deer Resistant Shrubs For Your Yards
If you live in a suburb or rural area with a large deer population, you know all too well the severe damage the animals can cause to a landscape. Finding shrubs that resist deer damage and also thrive in shade provides a bit of a challenge. Here are several deer resistant shrubs for your yards. The butterfly bush is a perennial shrub that also happens to be deer resistant. This lovely shrub has cascading flower blooms in purple, yellow or white. The cluster of flowers begin blooming in the summer for a bright and bold design. Butterfly bushes can grow tall and wide, making them a perfect shrub to plant along a garden wall or on the edge of a perennial garden to help define the space. These colorful bushes also attract butterflies and the ever-beautiful hummingbird. The spirea is a deciduous shrub that produces flowers beginning in the spring and lasting through the summer. Spirea shrubs are also very easy to grow and look beautiful as a hedgerow or tucked into a garden.
The flower colors come in a wide range of colors including yellow, pink, red and white. The spirea can grow up to 10 feet tall and 20 feet wide, making it a stunning focal point to your garden. The masses of blooms that cover the shrub are also deer-resistant, making these colorful shrubs every gardener’s dream.