Coniferous shrubs such as junipers are indestructible. They are known as deer resistant evergreens. But as landscaping trees, they are nothing special. These shrubs don’t deliver too much aesthetic appeal. Evergreen shrubs are instrumental in your outdoor space to offer an enclosure and privacy.

But there are a couple of other evergreen trees that can withstand deer beside the trees with needles. A few of the trees below are very common. Others might be new findings for some gardeners. All are excellent choices for any part of the States. 

Deer Resistant Evergreens: Boxwood

Boxwood has been a well-liked landscape shrub for years. It’s displayed prominently in traditional European landscapes, but it’s just at home in a modernist garden. Prune this shrub into any shape desired or let it flourish into its naturally, shaggy form. 

Wax Myrtle

Wax myrtles are similar to boxwoods. These trees are tidy, and pruning into a proper hedge is super easy. Also, these shrubs possess a pleasant spicy scent. Wax myrtle plants put nitrogen to the soil. 


One of the most underrated shrubs in North America, this plant has an elegant swooping and arching form. Doghobble is the top native species for erosion control in north-facing shaded hillsides. 

Evergreen Barberry

Many landscapers know barberry just as a detested invasive plant. However, evergreen barberries don’t possess invasive tendencies. 

Sweet Box

This shrub sharply looks like doghobble. It is, though, a better choice for the dry southwest region. The white flowers smell amazing, with red-colored berries flourishing in the autumn. 

Heaths and Heathers

Heath and heather are separately botanical. However, these plants are interchangeable. Joined, they signify a very distinct, large group of prostrate shrubs with the same characteristics. All possess vividly colorful flowers and scaly leaves that turn to vivid tones in the winter.

Oregon Grape

This West Coast native is connected to barberry and produces the same yellow flowers in the springtime Oregon grape has an uncommon upright growth habit, with the foliage mostly at the top of stout canes. 


A considerable majority of holly species are deer resistant. These shrubs are available in a vast selection with sizes that fit any landscape. These plants are famous for their red berries and spikey leaves. 

Call us at Lenoir Tree Service to find out more information on which evergreen trees are deer resistant.