flamingo dappled Willow

Asked May 26, 2019, 12:21 PM EDT

Do deer like this plant

Deschutes County Oregon

3 Responses

Thank you for your question. If a deer is hungry enough, it will ‘like’ about any plant. Here is a description of this plant and its needs: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=c811 The following indicates that willows (Salix) are ‘occasionally damaged’ by deer: http://www.virginia.edu/blandy/blandy_web/arboretum/deer_resistant_shrubs_trees.pdf Here is an Extension article listing common Central Oregon plants they are not drawn to: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/techniques/deer-resistant-plants-central-oregon Willows are probably not included since they need a lot of water, so not well-suited for your area. Hope this is helpful.

Thankyou, had to purchase one since I have seen in local yards here and thought I could grow. But will put it in a spot the Deer can't reach. Thankyou for all your resources. I love this web site