In some areas the globe artichoke can be grown into an impressive deer barrier but can be a pest as they spread.
The Papago Indians in southwest US and Mexico have traditionally grown living deer barriers to protect their fields from cattle and deer by weaving together the branches of the thorny, cactus-like ocotillo plants.
Sagebrush and Russian olive are usually not eaten by deer and can be grown as living deer barriers to divert deer.
Living deer fence can be grown using Osage orange, also variously known as horse apple, hedge apple, or bois D'arc. This tree has been used for many years as a deer and livestock barrier. Armed with heavy thorns and properly planted and trained it grows into an impenetrable barrier.
Protect Your Yard and Garden
While growing a living deer barrier, you will need to protect your yard, garden, and young living deer fence. The Wireless Deer Fence® is guaranteed to control deer damage, effectively and humanely. And it doesn't detract from the beauty of your yard.