Trees and shrubs

These five shrubs that welcome birds


Here are five ideas for plant shelters for birds. So many dream places to help them get through the cold seasons and weather the elements.

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Common elderberry

From the fall, the birds feast on the black berries of the elderberry.

They thus participate in the dispersion of its seeds. This shrub from the Adoxaceae family requires little maintenance.

It accommodates all types of soil or exposure. It blooms in May or June.

Its flowers, white or yellow, can be used as a condiment in salads.

  • Read also: how to grow elderberry

Sacred bamboo

Also called Nandina domestica, the sacred bamboo produces berries similar to currants. They delight the birds much of the winter.

It is planted in beds from fall to mid-March. We choose a sheltered place because the shrub fears cold and sharp winds.

Very resistant to pollution, it adapts very well in urban gardens.

  • Read also: how to grow sacred bamboo

The Callicarpa

Looks like candy or pearls. We never tire of admiring the fruits of the Callicarpa and their intriguing purple color.

Even the birds seem fascinated. They don't taste these berries until they turn brown, at the end of winter.

We enjoy the show for three long months.

Planted in spring in a sunny area sheltered from the wind, Callicarpa is particularly resistant to diseases.

  • Read also: how to grow callicarpa

Japanese quince

Very easy to maintain, the Japanese quince forms an almost impenetrable hedge.

Between its thorns, we find large pale yellow fruits, quinces.

Once cooked, they go perfectly with jelly or jam recipes. The shrub is rather hardy.

It tolerates temperatures, down to -25 ° C. It adapts to all soils, even the poorest and stony.

  • Read also: how to grow Japanese quince

Holly

An emblematic plant of the end of the year celebrations, holly is originally a plant of the undergrowth. Its scarlet berries are highly prized by blackbirds and thrushes.

To ensure fruiting, it is imperative to have male and female feet.

The shrubs are planted in March or April. The species appreciates rich and cool soils.

It thrives in both sun and shade.

  • Read also: how to grow holly

Smart tip

At time plant these shrubs, be sure to spread each foot at least three feet apart. They thus benefit from better sunshine. The fruits are then more numerous.


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M.B.

Visual credits: Bird and shrub: © Brian Lasenby - stock.adobe.com Elderberry: © Hellen Sergeyeva - stock.adobe.com Bamboo: © Hcast - stock.adobe.com Callicarpa: © Christian Pedant - stock.adobe.com Cognassier : © Photoscaph - stock.adobe.com Holly: © Pixarno - Fotolia

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