Barberry Shrubs
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Barberry Bushes

Zone Lake Villa Illinois | Anonymous added on April 24, 2018 | Answered

I`m interested in planting barberry bushes. I don`t mind the thorns but I understand they attract ticks and deer I also have dogs. Deer and ticks would not be welcome. Thanks

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MichiganDot
Answered on April 24, 2018

Barberry is one of deers' favorite foods. The deer tick is linked to Lyme disease. You may not mind thorns but barberry thorns are close together and sharp! Wear leather gloves. Here is a list of deer resistant plants. It is for my state so look up the list at your state's extension service. http://www.ipm.msu.edu/uploads/files/deer_resistant_plants.pdf

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