Rutgers Cooperative Extension Services put together a list of deer-resistant plants. The list was compiled with input from nursery and landscape professionals, Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) Cooperative Extension personnel, and Master Gardeners in Northern New Jersey.
No plant is deer-proof, plants in the Rarely Damaged, and Seldom Severely Damaged categories are best for landscapes prone to deer damage. PlantsOccasionally Severely Damaged and Frequently Severely Damaged are often preferred by deer and should only be planted with additional protection such as the use of fencing, repellents, etc. The success of any of these plants in the landscape will depend on local deer populations and weather conditions.