Trees & Shrubs & Plants
The following plants are said to be 'Rabbit proof' or rabbit
resistant. Much will depend on the stage of growth. For instance,
Geraniums are listed, but young growth may be 'attacked'!
It seems that much depends upon what part of the country you
live determines whether or not a certain plant will be resistant
to Rabbit damage.
This list is drawn up from personal experience - mainly in
South East England, in a wide range of garden situations. Some
of the subjects I have planted in other gardens - and of course
met with failure!
If any visitor has useful comment, or experience of
'resisting' Rabbit damage to their plants, then please let us
know, so that we can make this a more meaningful list. Just bear
in mind that we are talking of 'plants' and not methods that are
seemingly unpalatable to Rabbits. (Some of the time!)
Trees which are resistant to rabbits
Most trees have a greater tendency to be resistant
to rabbits as the get older.
Trees with thin, papery bark, seem to be the most
(Much easier for the rabbit to get to the sweeter
layer under the tough bark.)
Shrubs with inbuilt rabbit resistance.
Some are more resistant than others
Cotoneaster - but not simondsii
All of the above are said to
be resistant to rabbits. The resistance however,
depends upon many factors.
Roses - Prickly Species
Skimmia japonica types
Viburnum opulus and tinus types
Resistance is varied.
Some are totally resistant to rabbits
By David Hughes -