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Arbordale Nurseries & Landscaping

Arbordale Nurseries & Landscaping

The King of Ponds                         The Salmon Familu Since 1968


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


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