If you live in the outlying areas of Sacramento or Placer Counties you might encounter the cute, but ever menacing deer destroying your landscape. What do you do?
Well, there are plants that are considered deer resistant. These are plants that are less appealing to deer because of foliage texture, color, or smell. As a rule of thumb deer are deterred specifically by silver colored foliage along with pungent or fragrant foliage.
In addition to the issue with deer, you want to be a responsible homeowner in light of the drought. You might be wondering your options for plants are both deer resistant and water-wise? How to put these two problems into harmony, you ask? We can help!
Deer Resistant & Water-Wise Plants for Sacramento ROCKROSE
This evergreen, carefree, Mediterranean native shrub is covered with flowers from spring to early summer. They add texture and subtle color to any landscape. Excellent plant on hillsides for erosion control. CLEVELAND SAGE
Also known as California Blue sage, this is a native to Southern & Baja California. Grey-green leaves with pale blue to lavender flowers. Flowers & foliage are deliciously fragrant! Growing 3-5' tall and 5-8' wide.LAVENDER
Few plants are as strongly identified with fragrance and color as lavender. Useful as a boarder edging or in herb gardens or as an informal hedge. Plants thrive in full sun with no more than moderate watering.'LITTLE OLLIE' DWARF OLIVE
This dwarf, non-fruiting olive has a graceful, multi-branching habit. Get the beauty of the traditional olive and it's silvery-green foliage without the mess. Attractive choice for hedges or as a trained topiary. Growing 4-6' tall and wide at maturity.YARROW
This easy-to grow and beautiful perennial has upright bright yellow flower clusters spring and summer. Attractive choice for flower borders. Foliage grows 18-24" tall and wide.COPROSMA
Also known as the Mirror Plant, this is one of our favorite shrubs. Evergreen shrub with exceptionally interesting foliage. The leaves stay glossy and depending on the variety there are a drastic difference in foliage. 'Rainbow Surprise' is a variety with green and white variegated leaves tinged with gold and pink. Or the ever-popular 'Tequila Sunrise' (pictured) has foliage that literally looks like colored gemstones! New foliage on this variety emerges emerald green and gold, and mature leaves are marbled with gold and orange hues. Spectacular!LAVENDER COTTON
Not to be confused with the lavender mentioned above, this plant displays small, bright yellow flowers in summer. With silvery-fragrant foliage and a neat mounding habit it is a perfect choice for borders or walkways.
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