Georgia Wildlife Resources Division
2067 U.S. Hwy. 278, SE, Social Circle, GA 30025
Planting ornamental plants that are a low preference to deer is one
solution to deer browsing. Please remember that very few plants, if
any, are totally deer resistant. When deer populations are high and
food is scarce, hungry deer are more likely to feed on low
preference and otherwise unpalatable ornamental plants. Deer prefer
tender new foliage on young plants and fertilized ornamentals.
During dry conditions, deer may be attracted to irrigated plants.
Appendix 1 will be helpful when selecting deer tolerant ornamental
plants for your landscape.