Deer resistant evergreen hedge

Asked March 31, 2019, 2:17 PM EDT

I'm in zip 21403. I need deer resistant privacy hedge. How resistant is Skip laurel?

Anne Arundel County Maryland

1 Response

Deer will sample just about anything that is new in the environment. No matter what you plant, it will be a good idea to protect it until it is big enough to withstand some deer damage with fencing or repellents.
You did not mention the site sun or shade and the mature height and width of the plants. For sun consider American holly, Dragon Lady hollies, junipers, and chamaecyparis. Deer usually leave schip laurel alone.
Take a look at our Deer Resistant publication for more selections.