Birds & Hummingbirds

If bird feeding is a favorite activity, order trees and shrubs that provide cover and small fruits for your feathered friends. Consider species such as crabapple, hawthorn, holly, dogwood, and pyracantha that can help lure birds from cultivated fruits, if planted on the opposite side of the yard.


Some woody ornamentals attractive to hummingbirds are:

  • Albizia
  • Buckeye
  • Crabapple
  • Hawthorn
  • Horse Chestnut
  • Siberian Pea Shrub
  • Tulip Poplar

Other Items of Interest

  • The Audubon Backyard Bird Watcher. A book by Robert Burton
  • Backyard Bird Secrets for Every Season. A book by Sally Roth
  • Birds and Flowers. A book by Hiroshige