Rabbit repellant

denise ivory asked 14 years ago

Gerry whats the best thing to stop rabbits from eating my trees and plants.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
The best solution to rabbit damage is a rabbit fence made of chicken wire mesh with 1″ holes. This needs to surround the garden. Height 3’m, buried in the ground in a L-shape to a depth of 6″ and 6″ away from the garden.

Apart from this the only other option is to grow rabbit-proof plants, a list of which is given below. Deterrents only work for a short time.

List of rabbit proof plants


Acanthus, Aconitum, Anemone, Aquilegia, Astilbe, Bergenia, Choisya, Clematis, Cornus, Cortaderia, Cotoneaster, Daphne, Deutzia, Elaeagnus, Epimedium, Eryngium, Euphorbia, Fatsia, Fuchsia magellanica, Gaultheria, Geranium, Helleborus orientalis, Hemerocallis, Hydrangea, Hippophae rhamnoides, Hypericum, Ilex, Kalmia, Kniphofia, Laurel, Ligustrum, Lonicera,, Pernettya mucronata, Persicaria, Philadelphus, Polygonatum, Rhododendron/Azalea, Rhus, Ribes, Rosmarinus, Ruscus, Salvia, Sambucus, Saxifraga, Sedum, Skimmia, Spiraea, Symphoricarpus, Syringa, Taxus, Ulex, Viburnum, Vinca, Yucca