Attract bluebirds, buntings, bush tits, cardinals, catbirds, chickadees, doves, finches, grosbeaks, hummingbirds, jays, juncos, mockingbirds, nuthatches, orioles, pine siskins, robins, sparrows, tanagers, thrashers, thrush, titmice, towhees, warblers, waxwings, woodpeckers, and wrens to your yard with the following plants.
Plants That Attract Bluebirds
Black Gum, Dogwood, Blackberry, Cottoneaster, Euonymus, Laurel Cherry, Chokecherry, Currant, Sumac, Elderberry, Fig, Grape, Juniper, Red Cedar, Crabapple, Serviceberry, Eastern Red Cedar, Pokeweed, Blueberry, Black Cherry, European Crabapple, Holly, Mistletoe, Mulberry, Winterberry, Viburnum, Virginia Creeper, Wild Rose, Honeysuckle, Mistletoe
Plants That Attract Buntings
Blackberry, Blueberry, Elderberry, Crimson Clover, Elephant Grass, Strawberry, Thistle, Vetch, Beggarweed
Plants That Attract Bush Tits
Maple, White Alder, Coyote Brush, Sage, Butterfly Bush (bushtits feed on the insects it attracts)
Plants That Attract Cardinals
Tulip, Poplar, Beautyberry, Blackberry, Crabapple, Magnolia, Viburnum, Sunflower, Mulberry, Wild Rose, Holly, Wild Grape Eastern Red Cedar, Green Hawthorn, Buttonbush, Climbing Bittersweet, Dandelion, Tussock Sedge, Raspberry, Elderberry, Hackberry, Sour Cherry, Dogwood, Hawthorn, Aster, Coneflower, Smooth Crabgrass, Virginia Creeper, Blueberry, Sumac, Witch Hazel, Red Clover, Elderberry, Vervain, Yellow Poplar
Plants That Attract Catbirds
Magnolia, Persimmon, Plum, Marlberry, Beautyberry, Chokecherry, Mountain Ash, Inkberry, Wax Myrtle, Coral Honeysuckle Vine, Wild Coffee, Pigeon Plum, Sea-Grape, Simpson Stopper, Arrowwood, Black Huckleberry
Plants That Attract Chickadees
Bayberry, Crabapple, Maple, Oak, American Elm, White Spruce, Black Huckleberry, Sunflower, Beech, Willow, Blueberry, Cherry, Honeysuckle, Pine, Coast Redwood, Virginia Creeper, Flax, Blackberry, Wild Rose, Aster, Coneflower, Tulip Tree, Sycamore, Blueberry
Plants That Attract Doves
Cedar, Spruce, While Alder, Bladderpod, Elderberry, Alder, Pine, Blueberry, Wild Grape, Witch Hazel, Willow, Fourwing, Saltbush, Sunflower, Flax, Poppies, Sumac, Blueberry, Pokeweed, Purslane, Crabgrass, Switchgrass
Plants That Attract European Robins
Beech, Oak, Ivy, Elder, Most berry plants
Plants That Attract Finches
Maple, Spruce, Pine, Oak, Blackberry, Cedar, Thistle, Wild Rose, Raspberry, Birch, Dogwood, Strawberry, Crabapple, Serviceberry, Sunflower, Hawthorn, Alder, Juniper, Cherry, Fig
Plants That Attract Grosbeaks
Maple, Dogwood, Willow, Raspberry, Norway Spruce, Black Huckleberry, Juniper, Cherry, Elderberry, Strawberry, Apple, Hawthorn, Blackberry, Sunflower, Crabapple, Hemlock, Ash, Fig, Birch, Mulberry, Tulip Poplar, Elm
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Honeysuckle, Beebalm, Sage, Fuchsia, Canada Lily, Cardinal Flower, Trumpet Creeper, Indian Pink, Mountain Rosebay, Red Buckeye, Red Columbine, Spotted Jewelweed, Sunset Hyssop/Licorice Mint, Indian Shot, Mexican Cigar Plant, Red Tropical Sage/Texas Sage/Scarlet Sage/Anise Sage
Plants That Attract Jays
Cherry, Prune, Oak, Juniper, Piñon, Blueberry, Hazelnut, Pine, Cedar, Wild Grape, Mulberry, Blackberry, Yellow Poplar, Pine, Holly, Hickory, Birch, Beech, Chestnut, Spruce, Dogwood, Sycamore
Plants That Attract Juncos
Pine, Blanket Flower, Birch, Chickweed, Crabgrass, Lamb’s Quarters, Fir Hemlock, Sumac, Dense Shrubs, Pigweed, Ragweed, Sorrel
Plants That Attract Mockingbirds
Elderberry, Grape, Manzanita, California Lilac, Holly-Leaf Cherry, California Coffeeberry, Holly, Willow, Wild Rose, Dogwood, Sassafras, Hawthorn, Simpson Stopper, Maple, Marlberry, Beautyberry, Bloodberry, Coral Honeysuckle Vine, Mulberry, Flowering Crabapple, Pokeweed, Spicebush
Plants That Attract North American Robins
Currant, Thimbleberry, Elderberry, Snowberry, Evergreen Huckleberry, Madrone, Manzanita, Dogwood, Twinberry Honeysuckle, Toyon, Barberry, Mulberry, Crabapple, Inkberry, Juniper, California Wax Myrtle, Cherry, California Coffeeberry, Chokecherry, Pigeon Plum, Sabal Palm, Wild Rose, Viburnum, Maple, Mountain Ash, Mulberry, Sour Gum, Woodbine, Black Huckleberry
Plants That Attract Nuthatches
Elderberry, Maple, Oak, Beech, Virginia Creeper, Elm, American Sycamore, Sunflower, White Pine, Coneflower, Black Locust, Mockernut Hickory, Smooth Crabgrass, Switchgrass, Hawthorn, Ponderosa Pine
Plants That Attract Orioles
Maple, Dogwood, Butterfly Bush, Yucca, Mulberry, Honey/Common Mesquite, Firebush, Coral Honeysuckle Vine, Mountain Ash, Cherry, Raspberry
Plants That Attract Pine Siskins
Alder, White Birch, Maple, Western Sycamore, California Rose, American Larch, Australian Gum, Spruce, Sunflower, Pine, Elm, Thistle, Birch, Spruce, Canadian Hemlock, Northern White Cedar, Sweet Gum, Chickweed, Ragweed
Plants That Attract Sparrows
Maple, Crabgrass, Willow Oak, Sweetgum, Flowering Dogwood, Lamb’s Quarters, Elderberry, American Elm, Yellow Poplar, Cherry, Clover, Blackberry, Holly, Easter Redcedar, Black Willow, Climbing Bittersweet, Wild Grape, Smooth Sumac, Spicebush, Witch Hazel, Goldenrod, Purslane
Plants That Attract Tanagers
Dogwood, Toyon, Mulberry, Cherry, Black Gum, Plum, Serviceberry, Blackberry, Blueberry, Elderberry, Huckleberry, Sumac, Grape, Virginia Creeper
Plants That Attract Thrashers
Dogwood, Toyon, Black Walnut, California Coffeeberry, Chokecherry, Plum, Sumac, Cherry, Sage, Myrsine, Buckthorn, Currant, Blueberry, Huckleberry, Holly
Plants That Attract Thrushes
Spruce, Cedar, Lombardi Poplar, White Birch, European Mountain Ash, Pagoda Dogwood, Honeysuckle, California Coffeeberry, Lemonadeberry, Laural Sumac, Currant, Blackhaw, Viburnum, Chokecherry, Fuchsia Flowering, Gooseberry, Willow, Elderberry, Snowberry, Huckleberry, Grape, Madrone, Toyon, Hawthorn, Mulberry, Woodbine
Plants That Attract Titmice
Elderberry, Dogwood, Black Walnut, Virginia Creeper, Birch, Oak, Beech, Pine, Blueberry, Woodbine, Elm, Aster, Coneflower, Sunflower, Blackberry, Virginia Creeper, Wild Grape, Maple
Plants That Attract Towhees
Snowberry, Beach Strawberry, Toyon, California Black Walnut, Honeysuckle, Barberry, Cherry, Blackberry, Blueberry, Oak, Coffeeberry, Sumac, Thistle, Amaranth, Currant, Gooseberry, Elderberry, Fourwing Saltbush, Mountain Mahogany, Aster, Flowering Crabapple, Black Huckleberry, Ragweed, Smartweed, Madone, Manzanita, Raspberry, Chickweed
Plants That Attract Warblers
Big-Leaf Maple, White Alder, Dogwood, Willow, Gumbo Limbo, Satin Leaf, Wild Tamarind, Pine, Live Oak, Firebush, Wax Myrtle, Necklace Pod
Plants That Attract Waxwings
Mountain Ash, Autumn Olive, White Alder, Western Sycamore, Cherry, Dogwood, California Coffeeberry, Thimbleberry, Crabapple, Norway Spruce, Elderberry, Snowberry, Grape, Wax Myrtle, Holly, Blackhaw, Buckthorn, Wild Rose, Viburnum, Birch
Plants That Attract Woodpeckers
Dogwood, Virginia Creeper, Elderberry, Maple, Oak, Holly, Beautyberry, Mulberry, Pigeon Plum, Beech, Crabapple, Raspberry, Wild Grape, Mountain Ash, Sour Gum, White Spruce, Pine, Blackberry, Blackhaw, Viburnum, Black Cherry
Plants That Attract Wrens
Ivy, Bayberry, Sweet Gum, Sumac, Oak, Pine, Smartweed, Cedar, Greenbrier, Wild Grape, Switchgrass, White Cushion Moss, Virginia Creeper
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