Plants that Attract Songbirds

Love to Garden? Top Plants for Bringing Sounds to Your Yard

There’s no better way to add some sound to your day than listening to the sounds of birds. Their cooing, tweeting, hooting, chirping, trilling, and whistling are sure to brighten anyone’s day. Luckily, it’s relatively simple to attract these beautiful songbirds to your yard. There are plants in which you can plant that will attract birds that will provide you with a symphony of sounds. Not only will these plants be a treat to your ears, but they will bring visual beauty to your garden and yard.

Put your ears and/or hearing aids to the test while you enjoy bird-watching. Bring sounds to your yard by giving these bird-beckoning plants a place in your garden. Check out this list of some of the top plants that attract songbirds.

Trees

  • Bayberry
  • Cedar (Juniper)
  • Cherry
  • Crab Apple
  • Dogwood
  • Eastern Hemlock
  • Evergreen
  • Hackberry
  • Hawthorn
  • Holly
  • Japanese Maple
  • Mimosa
  • Plumb
  • Red Mulberry
  • Red Twig Dogwood
  • Serviceberry
  • Sumac

Vines and Shrubs

  • Beautyberry
  • Blackberry
  • Bunchberry
  • Boxwood
  • Crossvine
  • Elderberry
  • English Ivy
  • Evergreen Smilax
  • Fuchsia
  • Grape
  • Hibiscus
  • Holly
  • Honeysuckle
  • Juniper
  • Multiflora Roses
  • Myrtle
  • Oregon Grape
  • Peruvian Lily
  • Pigeonberry
  • Raspberry
  • Red Flowering Currant
  • Silverberry
  • Spicebush
  • Staghorn Sumac
  • Trumpet Vine
  • Viburnum
  • Virginia Creeper
  • Weigela
  • Witch Hazel
  • Yew

Flowers

  • Aster
  • Bachelor’s Button
  • Beard Tongue
  • Black-Eyed Susan
  • Butterfly Gaura
  • California Poppy
  • Chilean Mitre
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Cockscomb
  • Columbine
  • Coreopsis
  • Cornflower
  • Cosmos
  • Crocosmia
  • Daisy
  • Fairy Fan
  • Floss Flower
  • Goldenrod
  • Lavender
  • Lyreleaf Sage
  • Marigold
  • Poppies
  • Purple Coneflower
  • Sunflowers
  • Zinnias

For best results, plant flowers to attract birds as well as shrubs/trees. Having a healthy balance will make your yard appear more attractive to birds. Also, it is important to note that not all of the plants on this list may work for your region and climate. So before you add any of these plants to your garden and yard, be sure to check with your local gardening/farming resource and do some research ahead of time. For best results, you do not want to plant outside of your region. Otherwise, you put yourself at high risk of wasting your time and money.

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