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Below you will find lists of some of the plants we usually have in stock, that can handle windy locations! Usually because of a strong root system or the flexible nature of the branches or the type of leaves that won't get wind burned. Just because it can tolerate wind, doesn't mean it can necessarily tolerate salt air...we are working on a "coastal exposure list"!. Because it's listed here doesn't mean we for sure have it in stock, but that we have at least had it in before.
Please see our availability (remember these lists are typically organized by botanical name).
Low Growing (5ft or smaller)
Bird's Nest Spruce (Picea abies 'Nidiformis')
Bog Rosemary (Andromeda polifolia)
Boxleaf Honeysuckle (Lonicera nitida)
Heaths & Heathers (Erica & Calluna)
Kinnikinnick or Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
Mugo Pine, Dwarf (Pinus mugo 'Pumilio')
Rhododendrons *small leaf varieties are better
Large Growing (5ft or taller)
Dwarf Strawberry Tree (Arbutus unedo 'Compacta')
False Holly (Osmanthus heterophyllus)
Lemon Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest')
New Zealand Tea Tree (Leptospermum)
Portugal Laurel (Prunus lusitanica)
Red Flowering Current (Ribes sanguineum)
Red Osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea)
Tasmanian Pepper Bush (Drimys lanceolata)
Waxleaf Privet (Ligustrum japonicum 'Texanum')
Westringia (Coast Rosemary)
Most grasses! They sway beautifully in the wind.
Ground cover type plants can usually handle windy sites as they are so low to the ground, just be aware of water needs - too much wind can mean not moist enough soil for some plants.
Vines: Bougainvillea, Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides), Potato Vine, Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans)
Blue Spruce (Picea pungens)
Golden Pillar Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa)
Leyland Cypress (Cupressus leylandii)
Monkey Puzzle Tree (Araucaria araucana)
Norway Spruce (Picea abies)
Pacific Madrone (Arbutus menziesii)
Pacific Wax Myrtle (Myrica californica)
Shore Pine (Pinus contorta)
Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandifolia)
White Spruce (Picea glauca)
Windmill Fan Palm (Trachycarpus fortunei)
Beech Tree (Fagus)
Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus)
Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica)
Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)
Pacific Willow (Salix lasiandra)
Sour Gum Tree (Nyssa sylvatica)
Tulip Tree (Liriodendron)
African Lily (Agapanthus africanus)
New Zealand Flax (Phormium)
Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum)
Million Bells (Calibrachoa)
Although it is practically impossible to definitively say that any plant is completely deer proof, the following lists are collections of plants that are typically left alone (that we have or usually have in stock)...though a hungry deer will usually try just about anything. Deer are not given a book to read when they are babies about what not to eat...so you get the point?....Have you thought of a fence? Or a dog? These things have helped us at the nursery :)... You can also try deer repellent sprays.
Usually they avoid very fragrant foliage or fuzzy leaves, or plants that have toxic properties. When it comes to shrubs or trees, they often love nibbling on the new growth. It helps to protect young plants with a small fence around said plant until they are large enough to not be affected by a nibble here or there.