If you've been wondering are hydrangeas deer resistant, the answer may suprise you. Learn whether you need to protect hydrangea plants with these simple tips.
Hydrangeas are beloved by garden enthusiasts for their stunning blooms and elegant foliage.However, the joy of growing these beautiful shrubs can quickly turn to frustration when they become a tasty snack for hungry deer.
There's lots of conflicting information out there about whether hydrangeas are deer resistant plants or not. Here's what you need to know.
And the short of it is...it really depends.
It depends on where you live, the deer population, weather conditions, and the variety of hydrangeas you have, hydrangeas may or may not be more deer-resistant.Which is why there are so many diverse opinions on this very topic!
In my New Jersey, gardening zone 6a garden, they are not deer resistant and need protection. Every variety.
Rutgers Cooperative Extension did a study on plants and their deer level of deer resistance and found that hydrangeas are occasionally severely damaged. Which means, they will likely get eaten.
So to me, regardless of where you live, knowing that they can be eaten as they are here in my locality, I suggest always protecting them from deer damage.
Follow along to learn more about hydrangeas and deer.