In certain neighborhoods deer can pose problems by eating popular landscape plants. Deer are attracted to: Dwarf Firebush, Hibiscus, Indian Hawthorn, and Schefflera. So what plants work best for deterring deer?
Great options include: Mexican Bluebell, Clusia, Vibrnum, Petite Oleander, Variegated Flax Lily, Ilex Shillings, Podocarpus Pringles, and Asian Jasmine. Mexican Bluebell, also known as Mexican Petunia, has vibrant purple flowers that last most of the year. Clusia provides a bright pop of green in the landscape and has unique round leaves. It is used in a hedge form for privacy or in a treeform as a green accent. Podocarpus pringles works wonderfully for small hedges and has a fine texture with needle-like leaves and a deep green color.
The photo above shows a deer-resistant landscape with a Podocarpus Pringles hedge in the front, a large Clusia hedge in the back, and mixes of color including Petra Crotons and Queen Emma Crinum Lilies.