Redbud seems to be resistant.

by Andrew

A few years ago, I planted a small Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis), where the deer can easily reach it. They have never touched it, although last year they demolished a pumpkin plant right next to it, as well as every one of my daylillies this year. I live in Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC.

From the webmaster: Thanks for sharing. Redbud are listed on the "occasionally severly damaged" list from Rutgers and the deer in other places do like to eat them when there aren't better choices. My guess is that you have better choices in your area and you may or may not be safe forever. Please check our repellent recipes for you daylilies. The basic egg-peppers- etc type recipes keep them from eating mine.

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Jan 25, 2017
by: Anonymous

Redbud (Cercis Canadensis) can be grown over a large part of the U.S. I grow them in Boulder, Co., well out of their natural range. BUT they do not transplant well from one climate zone to another. Try to obtain locally grown stock or those from a similar climate zone. The white ones seem less hard than the pink.

Jul 25, 2015
Deer resistant redbuds
by: Deer


Yes, Google Redbud trees. They are small understory trees that have heart shaped leaves and zigzag branches. The bloom purple or white and are very common.

Jul 24, 2015
Will This Help!!
by: Henry Joshua

What exactly is a redbud tree? It could have been easy for me to understand if you had posted a picture of the redbud tree. But then it is ok. I will search for it in Google. I will try to plant some in my lawn too and hope the deer will leave it alone. Than you for all the good deer control information.

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