Do deer eat Rose of Sharon? If so, is there anything I can do to stop them?...

Asked July 6, 2014, 7:09 PM EDT

Do deer eat Rose of Sharon? If so, is there anything I can do to stop them? They are eating the buds and the top part of the stems.

Norfolk County Massachusetts

1 Response

Dear NorfolkCo. MA, Thank you for contacting Extension with your Natural Resource questions. Sorry for the bad news, but no you cannot stop the deer from eating your Hibiscus. Your best bet is to fence them. There are some black pastic horticultural fencing that you can enclose the plants with. Blessings - Andy