Deer Resistant Plants! · Shrub

Spiraea japonica ‘Goldflame’

Scientific name: Spiraea japonica ‘Goldflame’ Family: ROSACEAE Common names: “spiraea” Plant Type: Deciduous shrub Conditions: Zone: 4-9 Light: Part shade in hot climates, full sun in Victoria Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Fertile Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 3′ W 4′ Leaf and Stem shape: Yellow ovate leaves, becoming greenish-yellow in summer Flower: Flat sprays of small pink flowers… Continue reading Spiraea japonica ‘Goldflame’

Drought Resistance · Shrub

Photinia x fraseri

Scientific name: Photinia x fraseri Family: ROSACEAE Common names: “Photinia” “Christmas berry” Plant Type: Evergreen shrub Conditions: Zone: 8-9 Light: Full sun for best red colour, can take part shade Exposure: Sheltered or exposed Soil: Average, acid – neutral Moisture: Moist well drained, handles some drought Aesthetic: Plant Size: 12′-15′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Glossy, elliptic leaves,… Continue reading Photinia x fraseri

Deer Resistant Plants! · Shrub · Tree

Magnolia stellata

Scientific name: Magnolia stellata Family: MAGNOLIACEAE Common names: “Star magnolia” Plant Type: Deciduous shrub Conditions: Zone: 5-9 Light: Prefers semi shade, grows in sun – shade with fewer flowers in shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Humus rich, slightly alkaline soil Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 10-20′ W 12-20′ Leaf and Stem shape:Narrowly obovate leaves Flower:… Continue reading Magnolia stellata

Deer Resistant Plants! · Shrub

Kerria japonica ‘pleniflora’

Scientific name: Kerria japonica ‘Pleniflora’ Synonym: Kerria japonica (L.) DC. (d) , Kerria japonica ‘Flore Pleno’, Kerria japonica ‘Plena’ Family: ROSACEAE Common names: “Japanese yellow rose” “bachelor’s buttons”  “double-flowered Japanese rose” “Japanese rose ‘Pleniflora’” “Jew’s mallow” Plant Type: Deciduous shrub Conditions: Zone: 6-9 Light: Part shade best – full sun Exposure: Sheltered or exposed Soil: Rich loamy soil, avoid clay… Continue reading Kerria japonica ‘pleniflora’

Deer Resistant Plants! · Shrub

Drimys lanceolata

Scientific name: Drimys lanceolata Synonym: Drimys aromatica, Tasmannia lanceolata Family: WINTERACEAE Common names: “Tasmanian pepperbush” “Mountain pepper” Plant Type: Evergreen shrub Conditions: Zone: 7-9 Light: Part/light shade Exposure:Young stems and twigs are reddish-purple. Bark and leaves are strongly cinnamon-scented Sheltered, not suitable for seaside location Soil: Organic rich acidic soil Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 6-8′… Continue reading Drimys lanceolata

Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Shrub

Ceanothus gloriosus ‘Point Reyes’

Scientific name: Ceanothus gloriosus ‘Point Reyes’ Family: RHAMNACEAE Common names: “Point Reyes creeper” “Glory mat” Plant Type: Evergreen shrub Conditions: Zone: 7-9 Light: Full sun Exposure: Exposed or sheltered Soil: Rocky, gravelly soil – poor soil Moisture: Well drained, drought tolerant Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 12″ W groundcover Leaf and Stem shape: Small, toothy leathery leaves Flower: Light… Continue reading Ceanothus gloriosus ‘Point Reyes’

Perennial · Spring Ephemeral

Olsynium douglasii

Scientific name: Olsynium douglasii Synonym: Sisyrinchium douglasii , Sisyrinchium grandiflorum Family: IRIDACEAE Common names: “Satin flower” “Purple-eyed grass” “Widow grass” “Purple rush lily” “Purple snowdrop” “Spring bell” Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone:6-9 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Humus rich shallow loam Moisture: Must have good drainage, moist during spring and winter, dry summer Aesthetic: Plant… Continue reading Olsynium douglasii