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How to Plant Your Deer Orchard
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Attracting numerous birds, small mammals, insects and deer, Smooth sumac (Rhus glabra) is a great addition to your wildlife habitat. Grown throughout most of the U.S.(zones 4-10) Smooth sumac is a thicket-forming shrub or small tree that is extremely adaptable to various soil and growing conditions. Flowers late spring to early summer, with yellowish-green upright cone shaped panicles, followed by a picturesque display of brilliant red berries in the fall. With fruit remaining on the shrub into winter, Sumac provides an essential source of nourishment for wildlife, as Whitetail deer and rabbits browse on the twigs and foliage and birds eat the berries.
Wildtree Mexican Oak – 3x
The Wildtree Mexican Oak is an exciting wildlife shade tree that will thrive in the southern United States. It is drought, heat, and cold tolerant. It is a fast-growing, partially deciduous tree that consistently produces masses of smallish acorns year after year. In early spring, it casts its remaining foliage, with new growth emerging bright pink.
American Persimmon – 4x
This tree is adaptable to a diverse array of habitats, from the baking hot, dry limestone “Hill Country” of central Texas to moist floodplain margins in central Florida, while also enduring the cold winters in the northern extent of its range from Iowa to southern New England. Over time it will produce shoots from the roots, forming a colony of trunks that provide valuable cover for wildlife. The orange fruit, which can range up to the size of a small plum, begin ripening in fall and are often retained on the tree after leaf drop well into December in southern latitudes.
American Beautyberry – 3x
This attractive, highly adaptable deciduous shrub provides foliage deer will browse during the summer along with masses of purple berries along the stems which begin ripening in August and are retained on the plant, providing a late-season food source for both deer and turkey. It’s quite drought tolerant once established and is perfectly happy in any soil type from alkaline to acidic as long as the site is reasonably well-drained.