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Plants that Attract Birds icon Plants That Attract Birds
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Birds, especially songbirds, are usually welcome in our gardens. They provide background music, adding to the pleasure of a garden stroll. Who can resist the mockingbird's sunset serenade from the cherry tree or the sweet whistles of the cardinal announcing dawn from the dogwood? We've indicated which plants are best at providing the berries and seeds that attract mockingbirds, cardinals, orioles and other birds to the home landscape.

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Annual Plants and Flowers
  Ambrosia artemisiifolia ragweed
  Calibrachoa X hybrida Calibrachoa hybrids
  Cannabis sativa hemp
  Datura metel horn-of-plenty
  Helianthus annuus common sunflower
  Torenia fournieri wishbone flower
  Zinnia haageana Mexican zinnia

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Cactus and Succulents
  Aloe saponaria soap aloe

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Grasses and Grasslike Plants
  Panicum virgatum switchgrass
  Schizachyrium scoparium little bluestem
  Sorghastrum nutans indiangrass

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Palms and Palmlike Plants
  Allagoptera arenaria seashore palm
  Arenga engleri Formosa palm
  Attalea cohune Cohune palm
  Brahea armata blue hesper palm
  Coccothrinax barbadensis Barbados silver palm
  Copernicia baileyana Bailey palm
  Copernicia hospita Cuban Wax Palm
  Copernicia macroglossa Cuban petticoat palm
  Howea forsteriana kentia palm
  Ravenala madagascariensis traveler's palm
  Sabal mexicana Texas palm
  Sabal palmetto cabbage palm
  Washingtonia filifera California fan palm
  Wodyetia bifurcata foxtail palm

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Perennial Plants
  Dicentra spectabilis bleeding heart
  Erythrina herbacea coral bean
  Fragaria X ananassa strawberry
  Helianthus tuberosus Jerusalem artichoke
  Heuchera sanguinea coral bells
  Oenothera speciosa pink evening primrose
  Oenothera fruticosa sundrops
  Pentas lanceolata pentas
  Phytolacca americana pokeweed
  Rubus fruticosus blackberry
  Salvia nemorosa wood sage
  Schoenoplectus californicus California bulrush

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Shrubs
  Amelanchier canadensis serviceberry
  Aralia spinosa devil's walking stick
  Ardisia crenata coralberry
  Berberis thunbergii Japanese barberry
  Callicarpa americana American beautyberry
  Cornus mas cornelian cherry
  Duranta erecta golden dewdrop
  Elaeagnus angustifolia Russian olive
  Elaeagnus multiflora gumi
  Elaeagnus pungens thorny elaeagnus
  Gaylussacia frondosa blue huckleberry
  Hamelia patens firebush
  Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii' Burford's holly
  Ilex decidua possumhaw
  Ilex glabra gallberry
  Ilex verticillata common winterberry
  Ilex vomitoria yaupon
  Ilex x attenuata 'Savannah' Savannah holly
  Ilex x 'Nellie R. Stevens' Nellie Stevens holly
  Ligustrum x vicaryi golden vicary privet
  Lonicera maackii Amur honeysuckle
  Mahonia bealei leatherleaf mahonia
  Myrica cerifera southern bayberry
  Myrica pennsylvanica bayberry
  Nandina domestica heavenly bamboo
  Prunus angustifolia Chickasaw plum
  Prunus virginiana chokecherry
  Pyracantha coccinea firethorn
  Rhus copallinum R. copallina (syn.)
  Rosa laevigata Cherokee rose
  Salvia greggii autumn sage
  Sambucus canadensis American elder
  Schinus terebinthifolius Brazilian pepper
  Tecomaria capensis Tecoma capensis (syn.)
  Vaccinium arboreum sparkleberry
  Vaccinium ashei rabbiteye blueberry
  Vaccinium corymbosum highbush blueberry
  Vaccinium elliottii mayberry
  Vaccinium myrsinites shiny blueberry
  Vaccinium stamineum deerberry
  Viburnum dentatum arrow-wood
  Viburnum obovatum Walter's viburnum
  Viburnum odoratissimum sweet viburnum
  Viburnum plicatum doublefile viburnum
  Viburnum rhytidophyllum leatherleaf viburnum
  Viburnum rufidulum rusty black-haw
  Viburnum suspensum sandanqua viburnum
  Viburnum x burkwoodii Burkwood viburnum
  Weigela florida old fashioned weigela

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Trees
  Aesculus pavia red buckeye
  Arbutus menziesii Pacific madrone
  Bursera simaruba gumbo-limbo
  Catalpa bignonioides southern catalpa
  Catalpa speciosa Northern catalpa
  Cecropia peltata trumpet tree
  Celtis laevigata sugarberry
  Celtis occidentalis hackberry
  Chionanthus virginicus fringetree
  Cinnamomum camphora camphor tree
  Cladrastis kentukea yellowwood; American yellowwood
  Coccoloba uvifera sea grape
  Cornus florida dogwood
  Crataegus viridis green hawthorn, southern hawthorn
  Crataegus viridis green hawthorn
  Eriobotrya japonica Japanese plum
  Ficus carica fig
  Fraxinus pennsylvanica green ash
  Ilex cassine Dahoon holly
  Ilex myrtifolia myrtleleaf holly
  Ilex opaca American holly
  Juniperus virginiana eastern redcedar
  Magnolia virginiana sweetbay
  Morus alba white mulberry
  Nyssa sylvatica blackgum
  Prunus americana wild plum
  Prunus campanulata Taiwan flowering cherry
  Prunus caroliniana Carolina cherry laurel
  Prunus serotina black cherry
  Pseudotsuga menziesii Douglas-fir
  Quercus bicolor swamp white oak
  Quercus hemisphaerica laurel oak
  Quercus macrocarpa bur oak
  Quercus nuttallii nuttall oak
  Quercus phellos willow oak
  Quercus rubra northern red oak
  Quercus velutina black oak
  Rhamnus caroliniana Carolina buckthorn
  Rhus typhina staghorn sumac
  Robinia pseudoacacia black locust
  Sassafras albidum sassafras
  Spathodea campanulata African tuliptree
  Viburnum nudum possomhaw

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Vines
  Ipomoea quamoclit cypress vine
  Lonicera sempervirens coral honeysuckle
  Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia creeper
  Parthenocissus tricuspidata Boston ivy
  Solanum seaforthiana Brazilian nightshade
  Toxicodendron radicans poison-ivy
  Vitis rotundifolia muscadine



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