Plants for Attracting Birds

It's always helpful to have lists of trusted plants when you get requests from homeowners. One we hear often in the Plant Center is which plants attract birds in the landscape. Keep this list handy for the bird-lovers! 

Plants for Attracting Birds

Trees

  • Cornus florida - Flowering Dogwood
  • Cornus kousa - Chinese Dogwood
  • Ilex opaca - American Holly
  • Ilex x attenuate 'Fosteri' - Foster Holly
  • Amalancier arborea - Serviceberry
  • Betula - Birch
  • Quercus - Oak
  • Crateagus - Hawthorn
  • Acer rubrum - Red Swamp Maple
  • Juniperus virginiana - Eastern Red Cedar
  • Nyssa sylvatica - Blackgum
  • Prunus - Cherry
  • Pyrus - Pear
  • Pinus taeda - Loblolly Pine

Shrubs, Vines

  • Rubus - Blackberries
  • Myrica - Wax Myrtle, Bayberry*
  • Juniperus - Dwarf Juniper
  • Lonicera japonica - Jap. Honeysuckle
  • Ilex verticillata - Winterberry*
  • Ilex glabra - Inkberry*
  • Vaccinum - Blueberry*
  • Rhus - Sumac
  • Elaeagnus umbellata - Autumn Olive
  • Elaeagnus pungens - Thorny Elaeagnus
  • Viburnum
  • Pyracantha - Firethorn
  • Nandina domestica - Nandina
  • Ilex - Holly
  • Cotoneaster
  • Thuja - Arborvitae
  • Callicarpa japonica - Beautyberry
  • Berberis thumbergii - Japanese Barberry
  • Euonymus
  • Ilex vomitoria - Yaupon Holly*

*Dioecious - Need male and female to produce fruit

Thanks to Denise Peerey for putting this list together! Check our availability to get more information on these plants.