Wildlife biologists often refer to strawberry bush as an “ice-cream plant” for deer. In fact, deer love strawberry bush so much that it can be non-existent in areas with hungry deer. For deer, we plant one, long row of plants spaced two to three feet apart and cover it with...
Wildlife biologists often refer to strawberry bush as an “ice-cream plant” for deer. In fact, deer love strawberry bush so much that it can be non-existent in areas with hungry deer. For deer, we plant one, long row of plants spaced two to three feet apart and cover it with a “hoop-house” of chicken wire. The wire protects the plant and allows tender sprouts to escape the protection of the cage which can then be eaten by the deer.
Don’t forget that strawberry bush is an absolutely beautiful and unique native plant worthy of inclusion in your yard. The bright green shoots grow straight as an arrow (hence the name arrow-wood) and develop seed pods resembling strawberries that burst open in late summer exposing four or five bright red seeds that dangle from the open pods. Hence the other common name ‘hearts-a-bustin’. Whatever its name is, include this guy in your landscape if you’re interested in adding a unique, native touch that will be sure and receive plenty of positive feedback.
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A favorite of deer and an excellent indicator of deer population density. Seeds are eaten by songbirds and wild turkey. .
I was finally able to add some of these to my landscape last year and they are definitely putting on a show right now! My test plot is under some black walnuts and gets just a little afternoon sun. Impressed with not only the amount of blooms and fruit, but the sturdiness of the stems as well. These are closer to the house, but have been getting attention from my local deer population and now thinking of all the other spots I have that could use a dash of strawberry ;-). Have had great success with everything I have purchased over the years and will definitely be buying more of these once they are back in stock!
your plants are very healthy, you have my business just wish I found you earlier
Not sure yet. They arrived in good shape but I have only got half in the ground so far.
Plants delivered quickly and in great condition. Hoping for great results.
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