You are lucky to live in Central Oregon, and you might be even luckier with deer occasionally or regularly visiting your yard. Yet, these joyful visits comes with… “down sides.” These adorable creatures have no rules, and no shame when it come to yard work: They will devour everything on their path without giving it a single second thought. So my dear, here’s a list of deer proof* trees, shrubs and perennials:
  • Juniper
  • Spruce Family
  • Austria, Bristlecone and Mugo Pine
  • Honey Locust
  • English Hawthorn
  • Atlas Cedar
  • European White Birch
  • Corkscrew Willow


  • Barberry
  • Forsythia
  • Oregon grape
  • Elderberries
  • Yucca
  • Forsythia
  • Clematis
  • Salvia
  • Lavender
  • Dianthus
  • Iris
  • Penstemon
  • Yarrow
  • Sagebrush
  • Onions/Garlic
  • Coreopsis
  • Thyme
  • Black Eyed Susan
  • Russian Sage
  • Oriental Poppy
  • Sunflowers
  • Wormwood/ Sage
If you are curious to know more about deer resistant plants, come visit us and we will happily give you a tour of what we carry. You can also visit this link by OSU that offers a fuller list of deer resistant plants in Central Oregon.
*We cannot 100% guarantee that your deers will respect any plant selection. But we're confident your yard will be safe with these.