Re: Dwarf Shrubs??

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Posted by Newt on April 29, 2003 at 01:47:23:

In Reply to: Dwarf Shrubs?? posted by Leroy Wunsch on April 28, 2003 at 06:02:14:

: Would like to know what kind of Dwarf Shrubs that can be planted that would be deer proof and also survive the winter. I am located in the hill country in north central Texas where our temperatures can get down to 10 degrees in the winter. Last spring we planted eight dwarf oleander's on the northeast side of the house, and they did not make it through the winter. Would appreciate hearing from anyone that could suggest what kind of flowering shrub I could plant in this same location that would stand the winters, and be deer proof.

: Thank You
: Leroy

Hi Leroy,

It does help to know your location, but you'll need to know your hardiness zone. Here's a zip code zone finder.
http://www.gardenweb.com/zones/zip.cgi

Try this site for deer resistant plants.
http://www.wvu.edu/~agexten/hortcult/treeshru/resistan.htm

You might find these sites helpful as well.
http://www.neilsperry.com/
http://tarranttaex.tamu.edu/recommendedplants.html

Best of luck,
Newt

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