Deer Resistant Plants! · Sub-Shrub

Lavatera ‘Barnsley’

Scientific name: Lavatera ‘Barnsley’ Family: MALVACEAE Common names: “Lavatera” Plant Type: Semi-evergreen sub-shrub Conditions: Zone: 7-9 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average, if too fertile can have too much foliage & shortened lifespan Moisture: Well drained – drier Aesthetic: Plant Size: 6′ H & W, fast instant growth, full size in 2 years Leaf and Stem shape: 3-lobed,… Continue reading Lavatera ‘Barnsley’

Deer Resistant Plants! · Hort. Ed. BC plants · Shrub

Physocarpus opulifolius

Scientific name: Physocarpus opulifolius Family: ROSACEAE Common names: “Ninebark” Plant Type: Deciduous shrub Conditions: Zone: 2-8 Light: Full sun – semi-shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Humus rich, acidic – average Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 8-10′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: palmately lobed deep purple – golden yellow leaves Flower: Clusters of small white, pink-tinged… Continue reading Physocarpus opulifolius

Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Perennial · Shrub · Tree

Yucca spp. & cvs.

Scientific name: Yucca spp. & cvs. Family: ASPARGACEAE Common names: “Yucca” Plant Type: Evergreen perennial, shrub or tree, shrubs in Victoria Conditions: Zone: 5-10 for the hardy spp. found in Victoria Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered, tender spp. must be overwintered indoors Soil: Poor, alkaline soil best, less clay Moisture: Well drained – drought Aesthetic: Plant Size:… Continue reading Yucca spp. & cvs.

Shrub · Tree

Cornus kousa

Scientific name: Cornus kousa Family: CORNACEAE Common names: “Kousa dogwood” Plant Type: Deciduous tree or shrub Conditions: Zone: 5-8 Light: Full sun – semi-shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Humus fertile, neutral – acidic Moisture: Moist well drained, requires summer irrigation Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 22′ W 15′ slow growing Leaf and Stem shape: Oval leaves turning reddish-purple in… Continue reading Cornus kousa

Drought Resistance · Edible · Shrub · Tree

Corylus maxima ‘Purpurea’

Scientific name: Corylus maxima ‘Purpurea’ Synonym: Corylus maxima ‘Purple Filbert’ Family: CORYLACEAE Common names: “Purple hazelnut” “purple filbert” Plant Type: Deciduous tree or shrub Conditions: Zone: 4-9 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Fertile soil, alkaline – neutral Moisture: Moist well drained – dry, handles some drought Aesthetic: Plant Size: 15-20′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Broad,… Continue reading Corylus maxima ‘Purpurea’

Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Groundcover · Hort. Ed. BC plants · Shrub

Hypericum calycinum

Scientific name: Hypericum calycinum Family: CLUSIACEAE Common names: “St. John’s wort” “Rose of Sharon” Plant Type: Evergreen shrub, groundcover Conditions: Zone: 5-9 Light: Full sun best – deep shade = no flowers Exposure: Exposed Soil: Any Moisture: Moist well drained – drought Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 12-18″ W 80′ spreading groundcover Leaf and Stem shape: Small, ovate, green leaves… Continue reading Hypericum calycinum

Deer Resistant Plants! · Shrub

Fremontodendron californicum

Scientific name: Fremontodendron californicum Family: MALVACEAE Common names: “Fremontia” “California flannel bush” Plant Type: Evergreen shrub Conditions: Zone: 8-10 Light: Full sun Exposure: Shelter from winter winds Soil: Any – shallow rocky soil, rich soils tend to produce more foliage and less bloom Moisture: Dry well drained, drought tolerant Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 8-20-30′ W 12′,… Continue reading Fremontodendron californicum