Rabbit Resistant Plants

Rabbits can cause sufficient damage to kill young trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants, and are often attracted to new plantings. Protectve netting is advisable until plants are established. The following plants, trees and shrubs are relatively resistant to rabbits.

PLANTS

 Acanthus species (Bear's breeches)  Hyacinthoides non-scripta (Bluebell)
 Aconitum species (Monkshood)  Impatiens (Busy Lizzie)
 Agapanthus (African lily)  Iris
 Ajuga repatans (Bugle)  Kniphofia (Red Hot Poker)
 alchemilla mollis (Lady's mantle)  Lavatera trimestris
 Allium (ornatmental onions)  Liriope muscari
 Alstroemeria (Peruvian lily)  Lupinus (Lupins)
 Anemone coronaria  Lychnis
 Antirrhinum (Snapdragon)  Lysimachia clethroides
 Aquilegia (Columbine)  Miscanthus sinensis
 Aster novi-belgii (Michaelmas daisy)  Muscari (Grape Hyacinth)
 Astilbe  Myosotis (Forget me not)
 Bergenia species (Elephants ears)  Narcissus (Daffodil)
 Brunnera macrophylla  Nepeta x faassenii (Catmint)
 Colchicum (Autumn crocus)  Orchids, hardy
 Convallaria majalis (Lilly of the valley)  Paeonia (Peonies)
 Cortaderia selloana (Pampas grass)  Phormium tenax (New Zealand Flax)
 Crinum  Polemonium (Jacob's Ladder)
 Crocosmia  Polygonatum x hybridum
 Cyclamen species (Hardy Cyclamen)  Primula vulgaris (Primrose)
 Dahlia  Pulmonaria spp. (Lungwort)
 Digitalis (Foxgloves)  Rhubarb
 Echinops (Globe Thistle)  Salvia x superba
 Epimedium  Saxifrag x urbium (London Pride)
 Eranthis hyemalis (Winter Aconite)  Sedum spectabile (Ice Plant)
 Eryngium agavifolium (Sea Holly)  Stachys byzantina (Lambs Ears)
 Euphorbia (Spurges)  Tagetes erecta (African Marigold)
 Fritillaria  Tagetes patula (French Marigold)
 Galanthus nivalis (Snowdrop)  Tradescantia virginiana
 Gentiana nivalis (Snowdrop)  Tulipa (Tulips)
 Helenium autumnale  Verbascum thapsus (Mullein)
 Helianthus (Sunflowers)  Verbena
 Helleborus (not H.niger)  Viola odorata (Violet)
 Hemerocallis (Day Lily)  Zinnia elegans
 Heuchera sanguinea (Coral Flower)  
 

TREES AND SHRUBS 

 Alnus (Alder)  Hydrangea 
 Araucaria araucana  Hypericum calycinum
 Arbutus unedo (Strawberry Tree)  Kalmia latifolia (Calico Bush)
 Aucuba japonica (Spotted Laurel)  Laburnum
 Berberis (Barberry)  Laurus nobilis (Bay Tree)
 Betula (Birch)  Lavatera cvs. (Tree Mallow)
 Buddleja davidii (Butterfly Bush)  Ligustrum ovalifolium (Privet)
 Buxus sempervirens (Box)  Lonicera (Honeysuckle)
 Ceanothus  Olearia x haastii
 Chimonanthus praecox  Paeonia (Tree types)
 Choisya ternata (Mexican Orange)  Philadelphus spp. (Mock Orange)
 Cistus  Pinus nigra (Corsican Pine)
 Clematis  Prunus laurocersus (Cherry Laurel)
 Cornus sanguinea (Dogwood)  Prunus (cherries)
 Cryptomeria japonica  Rhododendron spp. including Azaleas
 Cytisus (Broom)  Skimmia japonica
 Daphne laureola (Spurge laurel)  Symphoricarpos albus (Snowberry)
 Daphne mezereum  Rosa (spiny species roses, not HT's)
 Deutzia scabra  Rosmarinum officinalis (Rosemary)
 Elaeagnus pungens 'Maculata'  Ruscus aculeatus (Butchers Broom)
 Escallonia  Ruta graveolens (Rue)
 Rhus typhina (Sumach)  Sambucus (Elder)
 Ribes  Sarcococca (Winter Box)
 Eucalyptus (Gum Tree)  Syringa vulgaris (Lilac)
 Euonymus europaeus (spindle Tree)  Viburnum opulus
 Euonymous latifolius  Viburnum tinus (Laurus tinus)
 Fatsia japonica  Vinca (Periwinkle)
 Fuchsia - hardy types  Weigela Hybrids
 Gaultheria mucronata  Yucca
 Hippophae rhamoides  

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information given both on this list and on our labels, some details may vary according to special or geographical circumstances.
Plants subject to availability.

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