It seems they can't resist the variegated variety and for whatever reason, this year I've seen more Scheffleras eaten than in years past. I'll keep my eyes on the plants and if the damage continues, deer repellent will be applied.
If you are interested in what plants deer favor or dislike, I've shared a list from an article I've linked below.
Deer "Candy" Plants Deer Resistant Plants
Impatiens Palms Holly Fern
Indian Hawthorn Native Grasses Gardenia
Hibiscus Yaupon Holly Petunia
Arboricola Ligustrum Plumbago
Roses Croton Society Garlic