The King of Ponds              The Salmon Family Garden Center since 1968
Arbordale Nurseries & Landscaping

Arbordale Nurseries & Landscaping

The King of Ponds                         The Salmon Familu Since 1968

Blog

Avoiding Rabbit Damage

Posted by jeff on November 2, 2018 at 4:30 PM



Rabbit Resistant Plants


While no plant is absolutely resistant to rabbit browsing, the following are the plants that appear to be seldom chewed in Upstate New York:


Annuals: Begonias Impatiens


Perennials:Achillea (Yarrow) Anemone Aquilegia (Columbine) Artemesia (Sage) Coreopsis Digitalis (Foxglove) Ferns Geraniums (Hardy Gaillardia (Blanketflower) Hemerocallis (Daylily) Lavandula (Lavender) Monarda (Beebalm) Nepeta (Catmint) Papaver (Oriental Poppy Perovskia (Russian Sage) Vinca (Periwinkle Peony Rudbeckia


Trees & Shrubs: Abies (Fir) Berberis (Barberry)Buxus (Boxwood) Celtis (Hackberry) Cotoneaster Daphne Fraxinus (Ash) ) Picea (Spruce) Quercus (Oak) Rhus (Sumac) Ribes (Currant) Syringa (Lilac) Viburnum (Cranberry) )


Thin barked trees are generally favorites of rabbits. These include Willows, Poplar, & Apples. Ash and Maples are susceptible until they get past the sapling stage. Oaks are usually ignored completely. As for evergreens, pines are usually preferred over spruce and fir.

 

My Recommended Rabbit Deterents:

Metal Fencing


Repels-All spray and granules ( made in NY)


Liquid Fence Repellant


Shake Away Predator Urine Repellant


.

Categories: Landscaping, Garden Center