I am looking for a deer resistant plant that will work as a privacy hedge in a low, shaded, wet area. We have tried lilac, cedar and spirea and all is eaten over the winter months by deer. I have noticed in another post, that you have recommended yew. Would yew would work or do you have another suggestion?
Yew (Taxus) would indeed be suitable as a deer resistant hedge as described in this post.
There are other options that you could consider for your area:
- Blue Arrow juniper (Juniperus virginiana “Blue Arrow”) and Hillspire juniper (Juniperus virginiana “Cupressifolia)
- Most rhododendrons would be hardy in your area but you would need to check with the grower
- Blue Muffin viburnum (Viburnum dentatum “Christom”)