by karen swaine
(Highland Park, NJ)
Viburnum carlesii is happily never bothered by deer here in central NJ. On the other had, Ilex crenata and all Rhodies (which you list as deer resistant) are eaten by deer frequently.
From the webmaster: I am a horticulturist (MS) in Texas. I appreciate the additional information. My sources are research papers from several state and county extension departments and universities. I do appreciate first hand knowledge like yours, because that is real, first hand observation and is usually better. I visit Highland Park often (Montgomery Street) and wish you well.