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Plants that attract Birds

Combinations of landscape plants can supply birds with food and shelter throughout the year.  Maintaining a bird population during the winter requires an evergreen shelter and continuous dietary supplement of bird seed and water.  Otherwise, the shelter birds will leave and return in the Spring.

Trees for Food

  • Apple
  • Cherry
  • Crabapple
  • Dogwood

Trees for Shelter

  • Althea
  • Apple
  • Arborvitae
  • Crabapple
  • Hemlock*
  • Spruce 

Shrubs for Food

  • Blueberry
  • Cotoneaster*
  • Holly*
  • Pyracantha*
  • Viburnums

Shrubs for Shelter

  • Boxwood*
  • Pyracantha*
  • Viburnums*

 

Flowers for Food

     Annuals

  • Forget-me-nots
  • Moss Rose
  • Sunflower
  • Zinnia

     Perrenials

  • Amaranthus
  • Aster
  • Beebalm
  • Poppies

    * Particularly outstanding plants for birds