Asked on Jun 21, 2019

Is their hope for my nectar tree?

Robyn GarnerLynn SorrellEm


Deers have eaten the leaves off my nectar tree .... will it grow back.

q is their hope for my nectar tree

Will leaves regrow after deer eaten their leaves ? About how long do I wait til it begin to reappear? This is my nectar tree .

3 answers
  • Em
    on Jun 21, 2019

    Make a cage out of garden fencing that is a good bit taller than the plant and wider so they can't reach the leaves and have to go somewhere else for dinner. Give it time. Most plants will pick back up. I even have a tree in my yard the bucks have rubbed most of the bark off and it survived them doing it for two years in a row.

  • Lynn Sorrell
    on Jun 21, 2019

    Not sure what a "nectar"tree is do you mean Nectarine? It should be fine as long as you protect it from further damage get some wire fencing and 3 or 4 metal 6ft.poles, pound poles in ground securely and wrap the wire fencing around the little tree to keep it from being eaten. make sure it's about a foot away from sides of plant and tall enuf the deer cannot get to top either.remove bottom 3 branches from it so the tree sends energy up to tops branches it'll be ok it's a young tree it'll come back don't know where you live but be sure to provide good winter protection for the little tree

  • Robyn Garner
    on Jun 21, 2019

    Also give it a nice bath with Neem oil to protect raw areas from insects. Fertilize every 2 weeks with MiracleGro.

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