Need suggestions for: shade tolerant, deer resistant, fastest growing screen for Minneapolis area

Asked March 7, 2016, 3:01 PM EST

I sure could use help choosing a shade tolerant, deer resistant, fast growing screen for Minneapolis area. Thanks very much

Hennepin County Minnesota landscape plants

1 Response

Hi,

That's a tall order - deer resistant, shade tolerant, and fast growing! And by screening, I suppose you mean tall.

I am attaching a link to a very helpful publication from the U: Best Plants for 30 Tough Sites. There are sections for deer resistant plant as well as shade plants. I suggest that you cross-reference the two to see if anything appeals to you.

Whatever you decide upon, you should plant to protect newly planted, tender growth, as that's what is most attractive to deer. Also understand, that deer will eat just about anything if they are desperate.

Here's the link: http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/landscaping/best-plants-for-tough-sites/