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DEER-RESISTANT 

SMALL TREES & LARGE SHRUBS

Explore every dimension in your garden by using plants that grow up! Small trees and large shrubs play an important role in even the smallest garden spaces, and can create a much-needed focal point. Plus, birds and other wildlife love the cover they provide. 

Chaste tree

Chaste trees (Vitex agnes-castus) are sometimes compared to a summer-blooming lilac. The purple flower spikes are a hummingbird magnet, and are busy with bees in mid- to late-summer, too.

Holly

When holly (Ilex spp.) is in bloom, it's abuzz with bees. In winter, it's a vital food source for hungry birds. And all year long, the glossy, deep green leaves provide cover for birds and other wildlife.
Shown: Ilex 'Christmas Jewel', Photo courtesy of Greenleaf Nursery