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Shrubs and Plants to Attract Birds


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Here are some of the best shrubs and plants to attract birds.  
  • The collection includes
    deciduous shrubs
  • evergreen shrubs
  • herbaceous annuals
  • perennials
  • groundcovers. 

Evergreens provide cover year round, so make sure you have a few in your garden.

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Deciduous Shrubs

RED CHOKEBERRY:  Aronia arbutifolia. Used for food.

BARBERRY:  Berberis thunbergii. Used for food and cover.

DOGWOOD:  Cornus. Sp.: C. stolonifera. Used for food and cover.

Russian OliveRUSSIAN OLIVEEleagnus augustifolia. Used for food and cover.

PRIVET:  Ligustrum sp.: L. amurense, L. japonicum.  Used for food and cover.

OCEAN SPRAY:  Holodiscus discolor.  Used for food and cover.

CASCARA:  Rhamnus purshiana.  Used for food and cover.

CURRANT:  Ribes sp.: R. sanguineum, R. lobbii, R. viscossisimum, R. menziesii, R. cereum, R. lacustre. Used for food and cover.

SUMAC:  Rhus sp.: R. typhina, R. glabra. Used for food.

rosehipsROSE:  Rosa sp.: R. nutkana, R. gymnocaropa, R. rugosa, R. multiflora. Used for food and cover.

BRAMBLES:  Rubus sp.: R. spectabilis, R. parviflorus. Used for food and cover.

HARD HACK:  Spiraea sp.: S. douglassi. S. alba, S. latifolia, S. tormentosa. Used for food and cover.

SNOWBERRY. Symphoricarpus albus. Used for food and cover.

VIBURNUM:  Viburnum sp.: V. opulus, V. edule. Used for food and cover.

OTHER:  Callicarpa sp., Osmaronia (aemelaria) cerasiformis, Berberis hunbergii, Ilex verticillata, Lonicera involucrata, Philadelphus lewisii, Physocarpus capitatus, Potentilla fruiticosa, Sambucus canadensis, Vaccinium parviflorum, Sorbus sitchensis.

Evergreen Shrubs

Holly with berriesMANZANITA:  Arctostaphylos sp.: A. columbiana. Used for food.

COTONEASTER:  Cotoneaster sp.: c. salicifolius and many other cultivars. Used for food and cover.

HOLLY:  Ilex sp.: I. aquifolium, I. crenata, I. opaca. Used for food and cover.

FIRETHORN:  Pyracantha coccinea. Used for food and cover.

HUCKLEBERRY:  Vaccinium sp.: V. ovatum. Used for food and cover.

ELDERBERRY:  Sambucus sp. S. cerulea. S. racemosa. Used for food and cover.

OREGON GRAPE:  Mahonia sp. M. aquifolium. M. nervosa.

WAX MYRTLE:  Myrica sp. M. californica. *M. pennsylvanica. Used for food and cover.

SALAL:  Gaultheria shallon. Used for food and cover.

OTHER:  Berberis, Darwiniia, Ceanothus veitchianus, Juniperus chinensis, Nandina domestica, Taxus baccata, Viburnum tinus and other Viburnum sp. Photinia sp.

Herbaceous Plants

CosmosCircium sp., Cosmos sp., Helianthus sp., Tagates patuls, Taraxacum sp., Ageratum sp., Centaurea sp., Calendula sp., Coreopsis sp., Myosotis sp., Tithonia sp., Tropaeolum sp., Antirrihum sp., Alyssum sp., Zinnia sp., Aquilegia sp., Digitalis sp., Echinacea sp., Escholtzia sp., Rudbeckia sp., Solidago sp., Pennisetum sp.

Groundcovers

Arctostaphylos X media, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, Mahonia nervosa, Fragaria chiloensis, Gaultheria procumbens, Juniperus communis, Linneae borealis, Trifolium pratense, Rubus pedatus, Vaccinium oxycoccus, Vaccinium vitis-idaea;  minus.

Also See:  Attract Butterflies


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