Purple leaf crabapple or plum and deer
I'm dreaming of planting both a purple leaf crabapple and a purple leaf plum. I love the leaf color and the flowers. I could care less about the fruit although if it provides food for the birds that's great. My only hesitation is that we do have deer. Am I sending them an engraved invitation to come. browse my yard by planting these trees? Are there any that don't produce fruit or fruit that is eaten by birds before having a chance to fall? I already have a Forest Pansy Redbud and really want to plant the other trees as well.
I am in the process of installing an invisible dog fence so my 2 dogs can roam my yards more often and hoping that that helps keep deer away. Should I take the chance?
I live in zone 6 CT. Thanks for any help or suggestions for alternatives.