Asked March 30, 2016, 5:44 PM EDT

We planted several Blue Star Junipers in our yard last year. They were identified as being deer resistant, so I assumed the rabbits wouldn't bother them either. Wrong! Every one of them have been eaten completely off. What is their chance of survival? (The shrubs, not the rabbits - I already know what their chances are!) Thanks for your help, Donna

Meade County South Dakota

1 Response

Donna, you might watch for new growth and hope, but everything I have read about severe "pruning" of junipers is not good. Generally, when evergreens are pruned back to bare wood with no green foliage remaining, that is the way they will stay. When you replant you may need rabbit fencing unless you can eradicate those nasty critters. Sorry