Songbird Attracting Plants

When trying to attract songbirds (and keep them returning), provide a variety of plants that provide food (fruit/berries and seed) and shelter. If you have birdfeeders, place them near shrubs or trees that offer quick protection and a resting spot for the birds.

We have compiled a list of songbird-attracting plants to help in your landscape planning:

Trees and Shrubs

American Holly
Austrian Pine
Bald Cypress
Bayberry
Beautyberry
Black Walnut
Blackberry
Blueberry
Chestnut
Chokecherr
Colorado Blue Spruce
Common Juniper
Cotoneaster
Creeping Juniper
Dogwood
Douglas Fir
Elderberry
Firethorn
Hazelnut
Huckleberry
Japanese Yew
Mulberry
Oak
Ponderosa Pine
Red Cedar
Sassafras
Sumac
Viburnum
White Cedar
White Fir

Perennials

Aster
Bee-balm
Coneflower (Echinacea)
Coreopsis
Delphinium
Goldenrod (Solidago)
Penstemon

Annuals

Ageratum
Bachelor's Button
Celosia
Cleome
Cosmos
Four-o'-clock
Snapdragon
Sunflower

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