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Audubon® American Beech Tree

Audubon® American Beech

A more beautiful bird feeder there never was! American Beech is a magnificent native forest tree cherished by humans for its smooth, slate-gray bark, its lofty canopy, and its golden and toffee-colored fall foliage, but this tree is also adored by birds. In fall, you may spot Blue Jays, titmice, ...
Audubon® American Hop Hornbeam Tree

Audubon® American Hop Hornbeam

Relatively common but nondescript, American Hop Hornbeam goes unnoticed by most people - but is highly valuable for birds. The tree produces nuts which are encased in papery capsules and provide much-needed nourishment for avian residents in cold winter seasons. Relatively common but nondescript, it goes unnoticed by most people. ...
Audubon® American Hornbeam Tree

Audubon® American Hornbeam

For bird-friendly landscapes in small spaces, this native understory tree is hard to beat. American Hornbeam is a modestly-sized tree that’s big in benefits. A member of the Birch family, it produces buds, catkins, and seeds that many birds relish. In backyard gardens, you may find warblers, nuthatches, and ...
Audubon® American Sweetgum Tree

Audubon® American Sweetgum

In autumn, we look forward to the crazy-quilt colors of American Sweetgum’s leaves. But birds look forward to something else. They are seeking out the spiky “gumballs” that hang from the branches. When the seeds ripen inside, the funky fruits become a plethora of tiny birdfeeders! American Goldfinches, Purple ...
Audubon® American Sycamore Tree

Audubon® American Sycamore

For birds, a grand old American Sycamore is the perfect place to perch and survey the world below. This regal tree grows quickly to become a dominant feature of the forest (or of your landscape) and is a true friend to wildlife. Cavity-nesting birds like owls, woodpeckers, and wood ducks ...
Audubon® Bald Cypress Tree

Audubon® Bald Cypress

In the wild, eagles and ospreys nest in the tops of old Baldcypress trees. They consider the lofty branches an excellent place to raise their young. In your own yard, you may not have eagles visiting your Baldcypress tree, but many songbirds will enjoy perching in its branches and surveying ...
Audubon® Black Gum Tree

Audubon® Black Gum

Though you might not be familiar with the Black Gum tree, you might know of it by one of its other nicknames, such as Sour Gum (to distinguish it from Sweet Gum), Tupelo ("Tupelo honey" is made from its flowers). or Pepperidge (the tree you see on a certain package ...
Audubon® Bur Oak Tree

Audubon® Bur Oak

The Bur Oak is a charismatic tree of the Midwest, where grand old specimens dot fields, farms, and prairies, serving as oases to wildlife. Birds of all types flock to the shelter of its massive branches and leafy canopy. Caterpillar-eaters like wrens, warblers, mockingbirds, cardinals, sparrows, and vireos feast on ...
Audubon® Butterfly Weed Tree

Audubon® Butterfly Weed

You may think of Butterfly Weed as only a monarch butterfly host plant, but this valuable native makes a fine addition to your backyard bird habitat as well. Its blaze-orange flowers lure in hummingbirds. The plant also attracts insects like aphids, which some birds find delicious. But perhaps the most ...
Audubon® Canadian Hemlock Tree

Audubon® Canadian Hemlock

Evergreens are essential to bird-friendly landscapes, and Canadian Hemlock is one of the finest evergreens you can choose for your own backyard bird habitat. This marvelous native tree provides much-needed sanctuary for birds who want to get out of the rain and the wind. Some birds may even opt to ...
Audubon® Cardinal Flower Tree

Audubon® Cardinal Flower

Cardinal Flower will turn a dim, dank corner of your yard into your favorite summertime space. That’s when spikes of dazzling true-red flowers rise from the leafy rosettes, catching the eye of every hummingbird in the neighborhood. If you plant it, they will come! Grateful hummers will be sipping, ...
Audubon® Carolina Silverbell Tree

Audubon® Carolina Silverbell

When the world begins to green up, lilacs are blooming, and robins are laying their eggs, Carolina Silverbell adds its own flourish to the spring festivities. Look up then and enjoy this underused native tree's pearly white blossoms, which are suspended from every branch like little parasols. A cozy sitting ...
Audubon® Chinkapin Oak Tree

Audubon® Chinkapin Oak

Although Chinkapin Oak is not well known among people, it is beloved among birds. Its acorns—highly nutritious and palatable even by human standards—nourish many avian species, helping them build up reserves for carrying out their fall migration or for surviving the winter in place. Jays, woodpeckers, flickers, and ...
Audubon® Common Persimmon Tree

Audubon® Common Persimmon

The Common Persimmon isn’t common at all, although it deserves to be planted more often in landscapes across the country. This noble shade tree is admired for its dark, ruggedly handsome bark, which has a blocky pattern resembling the deep tread of a snow tire. It also delivers a ...
Audubon® Common Witchhazel Tree

Audubon® Common Witchhazel

What a treat it is to discover American Witch Hazel blooming in late fall! This quirky, nonconforming native Accent waits until October and November to unfurl its blossoms. The flowers, composed of four narrow petals, look like wee yellow streamers, and they smell like sweet tea. American Witch Hazel is ...
Audubon® Eastern Redbud Tree

Audubon® Eastern Redbud

When the Redbuds are in bloom, that’s your cue to keep an eye out for the first Ruby-throated Hummingbirds returning north. Their first sip of nectar in your garden could be from your own Eastern Redbud tree. This beloved native understory tree is a fine one to include in ...
Audubon® Eastern Redbud - multi stem Tree

Audubon® Eastern Redbud - multi stem

When the Redbuds are in bloom, that’s your cue to keep an eye out for the first ruby-throated hummingbirds returning north. Their first sip of nectar in your garden could be from your own Eastern Redbud Tree. This beloved native understory tree is a fine one to include in ...
Audubon® Eastern Redbud Living Tree Chair Tree

Audubon® Eastern Redbud Living Tree Chair

May Benefit & Attract: Thrushes, waxwings, wood warblers, finches, mockingbirds & thrashers, chickadees & titmice, orioles, cardinals & grosbeaks, crows & jays, sparrows, nuthatches, vireos, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, and wrens. Bower & Branch is proud to grow Audubon® Native Plants for Birds in partnership with the National Audubon Society to help birds and other wildlife thrive. The ...
Audubon® Jefferson American Elm Tree

Audubon® Jefferson American Elm

The Jefferson American Elm tree, a legacy in the American Elm family. This impressive tree, with its gorgeous architecture, has graced the National Mall's landscape in Washington DC for over 70 years and will serve your garden just as faithfully. Picnic under the shade of the stately broad vase-shaped canopy, and ...
Audubon® Northern Red Oak Tree

Audubon® Northern Red Oak

Tough and adaptable, Northern Red Oak brings a bit of nature to the city. Urban birds need food too, and native Red Oak supplies it in the form of large, nutritious acorns and an assortment of protein-rich insects that are attracted to this tree. Of course, in rural areas, Red ...
Audubon® Northern Sea Oats Tree

Audubon® Northern Sea Oats

A good bird-friendly landscape includes several layers of plants to supply a variety of habitats. Each species of bird has its preferred niche. Trees are important here, but so are low-growing plants that offer cover to ground-dwelling birds like towhees, juncos, sparrows, and mourning doves. Northern Sea Oats does this ...
Audubon® Pawpaw Tree

Audubon® Pawpaw

The Pawpaw Tree, with foot-long leaves that droop lazily from the branches, will give your garden a laid-back tropical vibe. Plant it where you’ll be able to appreciate its bold presence throughout the growing season—especially in fall, when the foliage turns the color of ripe pineapple. If you ...
Audubon® Pecan Tree

Audubon® Pecan

Who will love your Pecan Tree more—you or the birds? It's hard to say! Pecans are a gourmet treat for humans and for birds as well. Packed with protein, fat, and minerals, they are especially valuable to migrating birds, who need to take in lots of quality, high-energy food ...
Audubon® Pin Oak Tree

Audubon® Pin Oak

Popular with people and with birds! Because of its fine form, durability, ease of transplanting, and relatively fast growth, Pink Oak is perhaps the most commonly planted Oak Tree. Like other Oaks, it’s a boon to birds as well. The small but bountiful acorns feed jays, woodpeckers, ducks, and ...
Audubon® Prairie Dropseed Tree

Audubon® Prairie Dropseed

All the little ground-dwelling birds will be grateful for the addition of this sweet native Fringe to your garden. Sparrows, juncos, towhees, and doves will happily bob about among the grassy tufts, foraging for seeds in fall and winter. In summer, they may find the occasional grasshopper or caterpillar hiding ...
Audubon® Princeton American Elm Tree

Audubon® Princeton American Elm

Princeton Elm brings us back to the days when gas was 17 cents a gallon and streets were shaded by the arching canopies of magnificent American Elm trees. Though Dutch Elm Disease brought down many of those noble old trees, a few proved to be resistant, and Princeton Elm is one. ...
Audubon® Quaking Aspen Tree

Audubon® Quaking Aspen

Is there anything prettier than a Quaking Aspen on a sunny summer’s day, its leaves twirling and dancing in the wind? Perhaps it is the sight of songbirds hopping from branch to branch, feeding in the fluttering canopy! Quaking Aspen hosts a vast array of insects that birds love. ...
Audubon® Red Buckeye Tree

Audubon® Red Buckeye

Uncommon in landscapes and absolutely stunning in full bloom, Red Buckeye will take your breath away the first time you see it in flower. This small, shrubby tree decks itself out in vivacious red blossoms each spring and steals the show. The flowers’ appearance coincides perfectly with the return of ...
Audubon® Red Mulberry Tree

Audubon® Red Mulberry

Few sights are sweeter to a songbird than a Red Mulberry Tree loaded with plump, reddish to blue-black fruits! The juicy morsels are gobbled up by mockingbirds, bluebirds, orioles, robins, catbirds, and many other birds. If the birds happen to leave any behind, you and your family can snack on ...
Audubon® Sassafras Tree

Audubon® Sassafras

Everybody loves Sassafras for its festive fall foliage. This flashy native brings a punch of color to forest edges all over the eastern U.S. But bird-lovers see even more. They know that Sassafras is a welcome sight to birds, too! Mockingbirds, cedar waxwings, robins, vireos, bluebirds, cardinals, and many ...
Audubon® Scarlet Oak Tree

Audubon® Scarlet Oak

The mighty Scarlet Oak. Though few garden centers carry it, this is one of the most spectacular Oak Trees you can grow, and it isn’t hard to please. Plant it as a street tree, as a single specimen in a large lawn, or use it to line your driveway ...
Audubon® Shagbark Hickory Tree

Audubon® Shagbark Hickory

If you like pecans, you’ll love this Pecan relative, and the birds will, too. Shagbark Hickory is a choice native tree that produces delicious, sweet nuts for you and your feathered friends to enjoy. Blue jays and woodpeckers will be grateful dinner guests, and with a little help (just ...
Audubon® Shellbark Hickory Tree

Audubon® Shellbark Hickory

The large, sturdy, long-lived and ruggedly handsome Shellbark Hickory will be a key component of your backyard bird habitat. This noble native shade tree attracts a wealth of caterpillars and other insects that songbirds love. Birds will come to feed, and they’ll also bring some nourishment back to their ...
Audubon® Shumard Red Oak Tree

Audubon® Shumard Red Oak

When you learn that many bird populations have shrunk drastically in recent years, it’s easy to feel discouraged and helpless. “What can I possibly do to make a difference?” you may wonder. Well, you can do a very significant thing by planting bird habitat in your own garden! Oak ...
Audubon® Swamp Milkweed Tree

Audubon® Swamp Milkweed

You probably know about the link between milkweed and monarch butterflies, but did you know milkweed is good for birds, too? Swamp Milkweed is one garden-worthy species that serves our feathered friends in important ways. This stately native Spirit attracts many insects—not just monarchs—that in turn attract insectivorous ...
Audubon® Swamp White Oak Tree

Audubon® Swamp White Oak

Safe in the arms of a rugged Swamp White Oak Tree, birds of all kinds find shelter and sustenance. Its large leaves serve as good cover while songbirds forage for the insects that make up an important part of their diet. Bluebirds, sparrows, wrens, vireos, and warblers are some of ...
Audubon® Sweetbay Magnolia Tree

Audubon® Sweetbay Magnolia

Sweetbay Magnolia will lure you outside in late spring and early summer with its deliciously fragrant blooms. Then, it will lure the birds in late summer and fall with its shiny red fruits! Robins, cardinals, and mockingbirds are among those that may stop by for a meal. The high-fat fruits ...
Audubon® Trumpetvine Tree

Audubon® Trumpetvine

Trumpetvine’s orange flowers are a beacon to every hummingbird on the block. And, they shine all summer! You’ll have hummers in your yard for three months—that’s how long it blooms—when you plant this cherished native in your garden. Trumpetvine will fuel their aerial acrobatics better ...
Audubon® Tulip Poplar Tree

Audubon® Tulip Poplar

For many birds, a Tulip Poplar is a great place to raise a family. It has everything they need! Tree-nesters like robins and orioles will find sturdy branches and leafy cover for homesites. Seed-eaters like cardinals and finches will find nourishment in the plentiful fall crop. Insect-eaters like warblers and ...
Audubon® Valley Forge American Elm Tree

Audubon® Valley Forge American Elm

Big, beautiful, and hardy! Valley Forge American Elm is best known as the most disease resistant of all other Elms. The strong traditional Elm look makes a commanding presence in your landscape, growing to heights of 60 to 80 feet tall, and can live up to 300 years - A lifetime of wonderful ...
Audubon® White Fringetree Tree

Audubon® White Fringetree

White Fringe Tree is one of those “best kept secrets”—and if the secret gets out, everyone will want one! In spring, this small, multi-stemmed ornamental tree will grace your garden with fluffy clouds of unflowerlike flowers that look like thin white ribbons. The blossoms will perfume your porch or ...
Audubon® White Oak Tree

Audubon® White Oak

Everyone knows that birds love seeds and berries. Planting trees that bear these types of food is a sure way to attract avian visitors to your yard. Few people realize, however, that insects are also crucial to many birds’ diets, especially when they’re raising their young. White Oak performs ...
Audubon® Willow Oak Tree

Audubon® Willow Oak

Don’t let this tree’s delicate, willowy foliage fool you—Willow Oak is a mighty shade tree as strong and durable as any other Oak! Plant this moderately fast-growing tree where it will have plenty of elbow room, as it will become a massive specimen over the course of ...
Audubon® Yellowwood Tree

Audubon® Yellowwood

The All-American Yellowwood is an underused medium to large shade tree that will bring an easy elegance to your landscape whether your garden style is grand and formal or more intimate and naturalistic. Its arching canopy and bright green leaves will create a shady spot below for playing, dining, or ...
Audubon® Pagoda Dogwood Tree

Audubon® Pagoda Dogwood

An old name for Pagoda Dogwood is “Pigeonberry”—a reference to the fact that Passenger Pigeons once adored the fruits. Those days are over, because hunting and deforestation drove our native passenger pigeons to extinction in the 1800s. They will never grace our skies again. Pigeonberry still has a role ...
Audubon® American Bittersweet Tree

Audubon® American Bittersweet

Create summer shade under an arbor or cover up an ugly fence with this fast-growing native vine. American Bittersweet makes quick work of these jobs, while supplying some wonderful fringe benefits. In late spring, the green flowers feed many native bees, such as mason bees, miner bees, sweat bees, and ...
Audubon® American Chestnut Tree

Audubon® American Chestnut

The majestic American Chestnut was once the dominant tree of our eastern forests. It provided food to wildlife in the form of chestnut crops so abundant, they could cover the forest floor a foot deep. In addition, the foliage hosts over 130 species of moth and butterfly caterpillars, providing essential protein ...
Audubon® American Currant Tree

Audubon® American Currant

Fruit for the birds—and for the humans, too! American Currant is an uncommon native fruiting plant that will please your avian visitors with its sweet-tart black berries in summer, and you may want to snack on them as well. Robins and other thrushes, catbirds, bluebirds, and Brown Thrashers are ...
Audubon® American Elm Tree

Audubon® American Elm

Bring back the majestic American Elm! This iconic shade tree was hit hard by Dutch Elm disease, but it was not knocked out. Survivors remain, and you can grow a seedling yourself and be a part of the effort to restore this species to greatness. Birders will be especially motivated ...
Audubon® American Filbert Tree

Audubon® American Filbert

You may think that American Filbert would be a fine bird-attracting plant by virtue of its tasty nuts. And you would not be wrong—Blue Jays, woodpeckers, bobwhites, pheasants, Ruffed Grouse and turkeys do love them. But for songbirds, American Filbert offers something even better—in the form of caterpillars! ...
Audubon® American Highbush Cranberrybush Viburnum Tree

Audubon® American Highbush Cranberrybush Viburnum

It’s not a true Cranberry Bush, but the American Cranberrybush Viburnum, also known as the Highbush Cranberry, does sport clusters of similar-looking, succulent red fruits. Like cranberries, its fruits are high in vitamin C, but they’re sour, and taste much better in jellies and sauces. Bird-lovers will want ...
Audubon® American Linden Tree

Audubon® American Linden

That heavenly season between spring and summer (sprummer?) gets even sweeter with American Linden. That’s when this splendid native shade tree opens its honey-scented flowers, and the fragrance is divine. Honey bees delight in the blooms, too, and turn the nectar into actual honey of a very high grade. ...
Audubon® American Plum Tree

Audubon® American Plum

Mark the arrival of spring with a blizzard of snow-white Plum blossoms! This spritely native fruit tree will light up your landscape each year. More than just a pretty picture, though, Wild Plum is a boon to wildlife. The flowers provide nectar and pollen to honey bees, bumblebees, mining bees, ...
Audubon® American Sweet Flag Tree

Audubon® American Sweet Flag

Having a pond on your property is a wonderful way to encourage birds to visit your backyard, and American Sweet Flag is a fine choice for planting pondside. When planted at the edge of large ponds, it may serve as good nesting habitat for ducks and shorebirds; in smaller gardens, ...
Audubon® Aromatic Aster Tree

Audubon® Aromatic Aster

Just when you think the flowering season is over, and then—BAM!—Aromatic Aster puts on an amazing show. Starry lavender blooms cover this dense, bushy Spirit in October and even into November. Late-migrating butterflies are grateful for the sustenance its blossoms provide them on their long journeys. In winter, ...
Audubon® Arrowwood Viburnum Tree

Audubon® Arrowwood Viburnum

A living birdfeeder! Arrowwood Viburnum is a birdfeeder you’ll never have to clean or refill. In late spring, this welcoming Accent produces flat clusters of creamy white flowers that attract native pollinators, such as green metallic bees, miner bees, and hoverflies. When their work is done, the bounty appears—...
Audubon® Bayberry Tree

Audubon® Bayberry

With its dense, twiggy branches, Northern Bayberry is just what birds are looking for when they want to start a family. Plant it en masse, and you’ll encourage songbirds to nest in your yard! In fall, you’ll have more activity in your Bayberry bushes when female plants bear ...
Audubon® Beautyberry Tree

Audubon® Beautyberry

If you believe that native plants are less showy than exotic ones, then you haven’t met American Beautyberry. This southeastern gem is not subtle! In late summer and fall, bunches and bunches of screaming magenta berries ring its stems, making a riveting display. They are a beacon to birds, ...
Audubon® Big Bluestem Tree

Audubon® Big Bluestem

For those looking to recreate an authentic tallgrass-prairie ecosystem on their property, here is your key plant. Big Bluestem is a stately native Fringe that epitomizes the prairie aesthetic while also benefiting wildlife. The foliage feeds a variety of skipper butterfly larva, which in turn—along with katydids and leafhoppers ...
Audubon® Bigfruit Evening Primrose Tree

Audubon® Bigfruit Evening Primrose

A Spirit for night owls! Missouri Evening Primrose waits until afternoon to open its large, fragrant, lemon-yellow flowers, and it keeps them open until morning. This schedule allows the blossoms to be pollinated by sphinx moths, an interesting group of insects to watch as they do their work. One particularly ...
Audubon® Bitternut Hickory Tree

Audubon® Bitternut Hickory

Why would you plant a Hickory Tree that only produces bitter nuts? Because even though its nuts are inedible, Bitternut Hickory is a blessing for birds. This splendid native shade tree attracts a diverse assortment of moth and butterfly caterpillars, which in turn lure in wrens, warblers, grosbeaks, vireos, and ...
Audubon® Black Cherry Tree

Audubon® Black Cherry

Want more birds in your garden? Plant Black Cherry—it’s as simple as that! This magnificent native shade tree ranks near the very top of the list of bird-friendly trees for two main reasons: The first is the purple-black fruits that ripen in late summer. Robins, cardinals, bluebirds, orioles, ...
Audubon® Black Chokeberry Tree

Audubon® Black Chokeberry

You may guess from the name that Black Chokeberry fruits aren’t terribly appetizing. One taste will confirm it—they’re extremely astringent! Even the birds avoid them… for a while. When the fruits ripen in mid- to late summer, there are lots of better things for birds to eat, ...
Audubon® Black Hickory Tree

Audubon® Black Hickory

Black Hickory brings life to barren spaces. This rugged, resilient native takes the hottest, driest, most challenging sites and turns them into oases for wildlife—especially birds! Hickory Trees host over 230 species of caterpillars, not to mention a wide assortment of plant bugs, aphids, leafhoppers, and beetles, making these noble ...
Audubon® Black Maple Tree

Audubon® Black Maple

Black Maple, a Sugar Maple lookalike in many respects (it is a subspecies of Sugar Maple), is a grand forest tree that pleases human and avian visitors alike. People love it for its majestic form and its glowing golden fall color. Birds love it for a host of reasons depending ...
Audubon® Black Oak Tree

Audubon® Black Oak

Black Oak brings birds to your backyard and does it with style. Like all native oak trees, it attracts countless caterpillars, beetles, bugs, and leafhoppers, which many songbirds rely on for nourishment, especially when raising their hungry chicks. You’ll appreciate this tree for the beauty it brings to your ...
Audubon® Black Walnut Tree

Audubon® Black Walnut

For attracting and sustaining wildlife, Black Walnut is a top provider. Squirrels and chipmunks love it for its sweet, nutritious nuts, and with a little help, birds flock to them, too. The hard shells are difficult for most birds to crack, but if you break some open and put them ...
Audubon® Black Willlow Tree

Audubon® Black Willlow

Black Willow brings in the birds! If your property is home to a pond, creek, marsh, or even just a low spot that never dries out, consider planting a Black Willow to give neighborhood birds some sustenance. This fast-growing, moisture-loving tree is a bird food factory, hosting an incredible array ...
Audubon® Black-eyed Susan Tree

Audubon® Black-eyed Susan

Color all summer long! Big yellow flowers with mahogany cones bloom all summer, making Black-Eyed Susan a favorite among landscapers, gardeners, and nature lovers. You’ve probably seen this cherished native used in public parks and commercial landscapes, so easy is it to grow and so generous with its flowers. ...
Audubon® Blackhaw Viburnum Tree

Audubon® Blackhaw Viburnum

The most treelike of our native Viburnums, Blackhaw Viburnum makes a grand specimen, and it is even more beautiful when songbirds are flitting among its branches, dining on the sweet black fruits. Robins, catbirds, bluebirds, cardinals, Cedar Waxwings, vireos, Purple Finches, flycatchers, and White-Throated Sparrows are some of the many ...
Audubon® Blackjack Oak Tree

Audubon® Blackjack Oak

You can bet on Blackjack Oak to be a hit with your backyard birds! This small to medium-sized shade tree (much smaller than other Oaks) has much to offer your avian friends. Its dense, twiggy canopy provides a safe space for songbirds to nest in. The tree also holds on ...
Audubon® Blue Wild Indigo Tree

Audubon® Blue Wild Indigo

Blue Wild Indigo will put an end to the myth that hummingbirds only like red flowers. Its glorious, cobalt-blue spikes are a magnet for hummers in the sweet, mild days of late spring. You’ll enjoy watching their aeronautics from your patio. You’ll love the blossoms yourself, too—fragrant, ...
Audubon® Blueflag Iris Tree

Audubon® Blueflag Iris

Swampy soil becomes a blessing with Northern Blue Flag! This splendid native Iris loves constantly moist soil, where it becomes a showpiece. The handsome, strappy foliage creates a sharp vertical element in your landscape throughout the growing season, and the graceful, cobalt-blue flowers paint a pretty picture in late spring ...
Audubon® Bottlebrush Buckeye Tree

Audubon® Bottlebrush Buckeye

WOW. If you don’t know about Bottlebrush Buckeye yet, you’re in for a treat! This bodacious Accent brings bigtime drama to your landscape with bold foliage and magnificent white bottlebrush blooms in summer. The flower clusters can reach 12—sometimes even 18—inches tall! What’s more, hummingbirds adore the ...
Audubon® Box Elder Tree

Audubon® Box Elder

Boxelder (or Box Elder) is a familiar sight along watercourses, roadsides, forest edges, and even vacant lots in the city. Birds everywhere are happy about that! Its bright green leaves, early to appear in spring, host a vast array of caterpillars that nourish insectivorous songbirds like robins, orioles, and warblers. ...
Audubon® Brown Eyed Susan Tree

Audubon® Brown Eyed Susan

Brown-Eyed Susan brings the flower power! Few native Spirits bloom so profusely and for so long. This dynamo pumps out a parade of sweet, yellow, dark chocolate–centered daisies that goes on for many weeks, from midsummer to early fall. The blooms are a draw for many lovely smaller butterflies, ...
Audubon® Butternut Tree

Audubon® Butternut

A bonanza for birds! Butternut is a Black Walnut relative that offers valuable sustenance to birds. A host to over 130 species of moths and butterflies, that means one thing to birds: caterpillars! Packed with protein and fat, these succulent morsels serve as songbirds’ most important food source when raising their ...
Audubon® Buttonbush Tree

Audubon® Buttonbush

Delightfully different, Buttonbush is a fun Accent to have in your wildlife-friendly garden. Its white flowers bloom in summer, and they’re like nothing you’ve ever seen before! Round like a gumball, they’re covered with long styles (the female part of the flower), sticking up all around—kind ...
Audubon® Carolina Buckthorn Tree

Audubon® Carolina Buckthorn

A dapper little tree that fits into any garden! Whether large or small, sunny or shady, formal or natural, your garden will benefit from Carolina Buckthorn. This petite, tidy tree boasts an adaptable, easygoing nature; smooth, glossy green leaves that hold late in the season; and pretty berries that turn ...
Audubon® Carolina Rose Tree

Audubon® Carolina Rose

A natural beauty! Forget fussy, overbred, disease-prone Hybrid Tea Roses that don’t even smell like Roses. This is a delightful native Rose that will win you over with its simple charms. Carolina Rose is a tough but elegant plant with pretty pink flowers in late spring and early summer ...
Audubon® Cherrybark Oak Tree

Audubon® Cherrybark Oak

Mighty, massive, and magnificent! Cherrybark Oak is one of our most impressive native forest trees, and we’re proud to be able to offer it to you for your own landscape. Only those with large properties need apply—this is a fast-growing tree with the potential to become huge, but ...
Audubon® Chestnut Oak Tree

Audubon® Chestnut Oak

A beautiful, bountiful shade tree that pleases people and wildlife alike! You’ll love Chestnut Oak for its glossy, wavy-edged leaves; its rugged, widely furrowed bark; and its elegant, upright form. Squirrels, Jays, and Woodpeckers will love it for its large, sweet acorns. (Unlike other acorns, they are sweet enough ...
Audubon® Chickasaw Plum Tree

Audubon® Chickasaw Plum

The key to attracting lots of birds to your garden is not simply having food for them to eat, but also providing places for them to live, roost, and escape from predators. Chickasaw Plum gives backyard birds prime nesting habitat with its dense, twiggy, somewhat thorny stems. It makes a ...
Audubon® Christmas Fern Tree

Audubon® Christmas Fern

Deck the halls with boughs of Christmas Fern! Or, better yet, leave the lush greenery in your garden to provide cheer throughout the year. Christmas Fern is a joyful Spirit that gets its name from the fact that its evergreen foliage is present at Christmastime. More imaginative people believe it ...
Audubon® Cockspur Hawthorn Tree

Audubon® Cockspur Hawthorn

A low-branching, wide-spreading habit gives this handsome native tree a distinctive look. Cockspur Hawthorn makes a flat-topped specimen in time, providing a nice contrast to more upright trees in your landscape. The branches look especially dramatic in winter when outlined with snow and draped with dark red fruit. Birds ignore ...
Audubon® Columbine Tree

Audubon® Columbine

After a long winter without their perky presence, it’s a joy each spring to see the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds return from their annual sojourn down South. Welcome them back to your garden with Eastern Red Columbine! This jaunty native wildflower starts blooming exactly when the hummers return, its blaze-red petals ...
Audubon® Common Chokecherry Tree

Audubon® Common Chokecherry

The word “Chokecherry” gives you a pretty good indication of what this sassy little tree’s fruits taste like. They are indeed bitter enough to make you choke! Fortunately, birds absolutely adore chokecherries. It is estimated that at least 70 species of birds ravish the quarter-inch drupes in late summer. Eastern ...
Audubon® Common Hackberry Tree

Audubon® Common Hackberry

The reason that Common Hackberry is common is because birds love it so much. Cedar Waxwings, American Robins, mockingbirds, titmice, orioles, and cardinals eat the sweet fruits and then spread the hard, indigestible seeds far and wide. It pops up in forests and wild spaces all over the Midwest and ...
Audubon® Common Milkweed Tree

Audubon® Common Milkweed

Common Milkweed is King when it comes to supporting butterflies. Its large leaves satisfy scores of hungry monarch caterpillars each season, and its fragrant flowers feed adult butterflies of many types. But what you may not realize is that Common Milkweed serves birds, too! It has been estimated that around 450 ...
Audubon® Compass Plant Tree

Audubon® Compass Plant

A big, bold, bountiful beauty for butterflies, bees, and birds! Compass Plant is a towering, Sunflower-like Spirit that will cause a stir in your wildlife-friendly beds and borders. Monarchs and swallowtail butterflies will visit the cheery yellow Daisy-like flowers in midsummer, when they open on their tall stalks. So will ...
Audubon® Copper Iris Tree

Audubon® Copper Iris

Not one to follow the crowd? Copper Iris isn’t, either. This intriguing Spirit offers a decidedly different color in wildflowers. When spring slips into summer, it hoists its odd but beautiful brick-red to rusty orange flowers in the air. They’re unlike anything you’ve seen! When they bloom, ...
Audubon® Coralberry Tree

Audubon® Coralberry

Coralberry gets its name from its clusters of small crimson-purple fruits that hang on well into winter. They show up nicely in the landscape, and catch the eye of songbirds looking for a meal—robins are especially fond of them. This plant suckers freely and forms a fibrous network of ...
Audubon® Cottonwood Tree

Audubon® Cottonwood

For bird habitat in a hurry, Eastern Cottonwood is at your service! This mighty American shade tree grows faster than just about any tree you can buy, each year becoming more and more valuable to your avian friends. A host to countless caterpillars, beetles, bugs, leafhoppers, aphids, and spiders, Cottonwood ...
Audubon® Creeping Spikerush Tree

Audubon® Creeping Spikerush

No leaves? No problem! Creeping Spikerush is an odd plant with no leaves that fills important roles in wetland areas. This primitive-looking plant is made up of slim, semi-evergreen stems that perform photosynthesis in place of leaves and sturdy roots that hold the mucky soil in place along rivers, streams, ...
Audubon® Culvers Root Tree

Audubon® Culvers Root

This stately Spirit will lend a structural element to your garden. In summer, Culver’s Root raises its slim white spikes, arranged symmetrically around a central spire, high in the sky. Garden writers Piet Oudolf and Henk Gerritsen call the look “Gothic.” Even before flowering, however, the plant is architectural. ...
Audubon® Desert Willow Tree

Audubon® Desert Willow

It looks like a little Willow Tree until summer comes, and then the big, frilly, white to pink to lavender flowers appear, and it’s clear this isn’t a Willow at all! Desert Willow is, in fact, a close relative of the Catalpa, which a quick study of the ...
Audubon® Downy Serviceberry Tree

Audubon® Downy Serviceberry

Here’s a must-have if you’d like to attract berry-loving birds to your yard: Downy Serviceberry. This spritely native tree offers up the best of the best in bird food. In June, you’ll have every berry-eating bird on the block in your garden when you plant one (or ...
Audubon® Dwarf Chestnut Oak Tree

Audubon® Dwarf Chestnut Oak

If you’re a bird lover, you may know that planting an oak tree is probably the best thing you can do to support your feathered friends. Oak Trees host literally hundreds of species of caterpillars and other insects, which in turn make up a vital part of many birds’ ...
Audubon® Eastern Red Cedar Tree

Audubon® Eastern Red Cedar

One of the very best trees for bird-lovers! With its craggy branches and evergreen foliage, Eastern Red Cedar provides a beautiful safe haven for birds. Cardinals, robins, Song Sparrows, warblers, and mockingbirds may nest in its branches, and many other birds take temporary refuge in it from the elements and ...
Audubon® Eastern Wahoo Tree

Audubon® Eastern Wahoo

Everybody knows about Burning Bush, a species of Euonymus that’s planted around just about every parking lot in the country. This Asian Accent is beautiful in fall with its flaming red foliage, but is not native and has become invasive in some states. Few people realize they could plant ...
Audubon® Eastern White Cedar Tree

Audubon® Eastern White Cedar

Native evergreen trees are essential to good bird habitat, and Eastern White Cedar, a.k.a. Eastern Arborvitae, is one native conifer that gives birds everything they want. The dense foliage provides excellent nesting opportunities for warblers and kinglets, and it gives all birds a refuge from the elements and ...
Audubon® Eastern White Pine Tree

Audubon® Eastern White Pine

The majestic Eastern White Pine is a large, fast-growing tree for spacious properties that makes one of the quickest and prettiest evergreen privacy screens you can buy. Let this wonderful native Pine’s fluffy clouds of soft, blue-green foliage absorb traffic noise and headlight glare, while filling your yard with ...
Audubon® Elderberry Tree

Audubon® Elderberry

Elderberry brings all the birds to the yard! Common Elderberry causes a commotion in late summer when its big clusters of sweet, purple-black fruits attract every bird in the neighborhood. Over 120 species have been observed snacking on the fruits, including Bluebirds, Cardinals, Indigo Buntings, Grosbeaks, Tanagers, Catbirds, Phoebes, and Robins, ...
Audubon® Flameleaf Sumac Tree

Audubon® Flameleaf Sumac

Celebrate fall with Winged Sumac! When nights get frosty, this gorgeous native turns smoking-hot shades of orange and red. When the sun shines through the leaves, they glow like hot coals. Your local wildlife will enjoy Winged Sumac for different reasons. Native bees and beneficial flies, wasps, and beetles will ...
Audubon® Fox Sedge Tree

Audubon® Fox Sedge

A robust, adaptable, steadily spreading Sedge, Fox Sedge is great for covering ground in wet places. This easy-to-grow Fringe will help bind the soil and prevent erosion, give cover to wildlife, and supply nutritious seeds to game birds and songbirds. Birds will also feast on the insects they find among ...
Audubon® Foxglove Beard Tongue Tree

Audubon® Foxglove Beard Tongue

Happy hummers! Ruby-throated Hummingbirds will entertain you in late spring and early summer when you include Foxglove Beardtongue in your backyard bird sanctuary. This spritely native Spirit hoists its tubular white flowers on slender stems then, and the nectar-seeking birds come from far and wide. Plant it near your outdoor ...
Audubon® Fragrant Sumac Tree

Audubon® Fragrant Sumac

If you have a dry, sunny, barren space to fill in or a slope that’s hard to mow, you can take care of it beautifully, while benefiting wildlife as well. Fragrant Sumac is a native spreading Accent that fills up challenging sites with fresh greenery. In fall, that rich ...
Audubon® Fringed Sedge Tree

Audubon® Fringed Sedge

Fringed Sedge at the water’s edge is eco-friendly gardening at its finest! This hardy, robust native is a wonderful addition to wetland environments, be it a pond, creek, bog, or swale. Sturdy, fibrous roots hold the soil in place, preventing erosion. Evergreen leaves provide cover for small animals even ...
Audubon® Garden Phlox Tree

Audubon® Garden Phlox

If you’d like to attract more butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, then planting a patch of Garden Phlox is a great place to start. This beloved native Spirit depends on these specialized pollinators to fertilize its flowers, as other insects’ tongues are too short to do the job ...
Audubon® Golden Currant Tree

Audubon® Golden Currant

Smells like spring! Clove Currant ushers in the spring season with a bevy of yellow blossoms that give off a powerful, spicy-sweet clove fragrance. Every year, you’ll look forward to the moment when you get that first delicious whiff. In summer, birds will look forward to the black fruits ...
Audubon® Gray Dogwood Tree

Audubon® Gray Dogwood

From red to gray branches - this deciduous ornamental shrub will add a unique flair to your garden! In early spring, clusters of petite white blossoms coat the shrub as the lance-shaped foliage adds an elegant backdrop. By summer, the dainty flowers turn into pearled berries, becoming a feast for ...
Audubon® Gray's Sedge Tree

Audubon® Gray's Sedge

Fun and wicked! Gray’s Sedge is a fascinating little plant that bears the weirdest fruiting structures—they’re puffy and prickly and look like medieval maces! These miniature “weapons” make for interesting additions to fresh or dried arrangements. Better yet, leave them on the plant, and let the birds ...
Audubon® Great Blue Lobelia Tree

Audubon® Great Blue Lobelia

Most of our woodland wildflowers bloom in spring, taking advantage of the warmer temperatures and the sunlight shining through the bare branches of the trees. When summer comes, they go dormant and retreat underground. This means that shady native spaces are typically not very colorful when the weather gets hot. ...
Audubon® Great Lakes Sand Cherry Tree

Audubon® Great Lakes Sand Cherry

Biologists have discovered that songbirds require enormous numbers of caterpillars for each brood of chicks they raise. One study monitored a pair of Carolina chickadees who brought 6,000 to 9,000 caterpillars to their nestlings! Where do all these caterpillars come from? Largely, they’re reared on native Oaks, Willows, and Cherries. Sand ...
Audubon® Green Hawthorn Tree

Audubon® Green Hawthorn

Delayed gratification! Green Hawthorn gives birds a fresh fruit option when little else remains. This fine native ornamental tree ripens its bright red, crabapple-like drupes in early October. They’re not very high in calories, however, and most birds pass them by in favor of fattier, more energy-rich fruits. They ...
Audubon® Hay Scented Fern Tree

Audubon® Hay Scented Fern

Hay Scented Fern is a delicate-looking native Fern with fine, frilly, apple-green foliage. It’s so cute when the croziers (coiled fronds) emerge in spring and unfurl! But don’t be fooled by appearances—this is one tough plant, and it can grow rather aggressively in the cool climates that ...
Audubon® Indian grass Tree

Audubon® Indian grass

Indian Grass brings a touch of grandeur to your garden. Sporting a shock of stately plumes that rise from a thick tuft of blue-green foliage, this classic native Fringe makes a strong vertical statement in your landscape. Use it as a repeating element in a naturalistic prairie planting to add ...
Audubon® Kentucky Coffeetree Tree

Audubon® Kentucky Coffeetree

A capital perching tree, Kentucky Coffee Tree will give your backyard birds a fine vantage point from which to survey the land. This noble native grows tall and vase-shaped; it makes an excellent replacement for the majestic Ash Trees that have been decimated by the emerald Ash borer in recent ...
Audubon® Lady Fern Tree

Audubon® Lady Fern

In wooded areas throughout our country—and around the world—Ferns make up a significant part of the native flora. We can take this as a cue that our own shady gardens should include native Ferns as well. These tough but delicate-looking lovelies bring vivid greenery to the forest floor, ...
Audubon® Lanceleaf Coreopsis Tree

Audubon® Lanceleaf Coreopsis

Golden Daisy-shaped flowers that are plentiful in the summer garden and are a joy to behold—like pure sunshine in flower form! Lanceleaf Coreopsis starts off the yellow flower parade with a bang. Opening its sunny blooms in earliest summer or even late spring, it can’t wait to bring ...
Audubon® Lead Plant Tree

Audubon® Lead Plant

Bring beauty and wildlife to dry, barren spaces with Leadplant! This sturdy prairie native performs like a champ in difficult situations and produces copious spikes of iridescent purple flowers that attract many native bees and other pollinators. The blooms eventually become food for finches, sparrows, and juncos in the form ...
Audubon® Little Bluestem Tree

Audubon® Little Bluestem

Having the blues never felt so good! The Blues Little Bluestem will make beautiful music in your landscape. In spring, the intro sets the tone… cool blue blades arise, making a sharplyvertical impression. Planted en masse in your garden, this upright element creates a sense of rhythm. In early fall, ...
Audubon® Little Joe Pye Weed Tree

Audubon® Little Joe Pye Weed

In the dog days of summer, when the garden is frankly looking a little tired (and we are, too), Coastal Plain Joe Pye Weed is fresh as a daisy. Mid- to late summer is when this chipper Spirit opens its cloudlike, mauve-pink flowers. Butterflies are quick to find their nectar, ...
Audubon® Maidenhair Hardy Fern Tree

Audubon® Maidenhair Hardy Fern

A textural treat for shady spots! Northern Maidenhair Fern lends a delicate look to the sun-challenged parts of your landscape. Also known as Five-Fingered Fern, it sports bright green, fingerlike fronds that radiate out from a black, horseshoe-shaped stem (or “stipe”). In the woodsy soil that it loves, Northern Maidenhair ...
Audubon® Meadow Sweet  Spirea Tree

Audubon® Meadow Sweet Spirea

With warm summer days come the cool white spikes of Meadowsweet Spirea. This worthy native brings beauty and life to wild spaces and natural gardens all over the Northeast and Upper Midwest. The fragrant flowers attract a diverse array of pollinators, and the foliage feeds a variety of moth and ...
Audubon® Milkweed Tree

Audubon® Milkweed

You probably know about the link between milkweed and monarch butterflies, but did you know milkweed is good for birds, too? Swamp Milkweed is one garden-worthy species that serves our feathered friends in important ways. This stately native Spirit attracts many insects—not just monarchs—that in turn attract insectivorous ...
Audubon® Missouri Willow Tree

Audubon® Missouri Willow

In his book, Nature’s Best Hope, entomologist and nature writer Doug Tallamy talks about the importance of planting “keystone plants” in our gardens. Keystone plants are natives that support the greatest number of insect species, such as oaks, cherries, birches, cottonwoods, elms, goldenrods, asters, and sunflowers. If your environment ...
Audubon® Nannyberry Tree

Audubon® Nannyberry

If you’re wanting to fill up a big, blank space or block an ugly view, Nannyberry Viburnum is at your service! This big, bountiful Accent will give you something pretty to look at, and it will bring in the birds, too. You’ll enjoy watching the berry-like fruits morph ...
Audubon® Native Hydrangea Tree

Audubon® Native Hydrangea

Gardeners who grow Smooth Hydrangea almost always grow the form called ‘Annabelle’, or one much like it. That selection is a beauty, with big white flowers in huge, rounded bunches the size of cantaloupes. The problem is, those big white flowers are sterile, and offer nothing to wildlife. A better ...
Audubon® Native Smoketree Tree

Audubon® Native Smoketree

An autumn bonfire! Smoke Tree gets its name from its wispy, pinkish, late-spring flowers that look like clouds of smoke, but the real conflagration happens in fall, when the foliage combusts. The color change starts gradually at first, the blue-green leaves taking on pastel rainbow-sherbet shades of raspberry, orange, lemon, ...
Audubon® New England Aster Tree

Audubon® New England Aster

Asters are abundant in our nation’s wild spaces and are vitally important to the ecosystems there. We can take that as a clue that our own wildlife-friendly gardens should not be without them. New England Aster is a particularly showy species loved by birds and butterflies. Its purple blooms, ...
Audubon® New Jersey Tea Tree

Audubon® New Jersey Tea

A rocky, barren patch of land or an unmowable hillside comes alive when you plant New Jersey Tea! This tough native Accent endures drought and fixes its own nitrogen (it feeds itself!), so it can thrive where other plants fail. It also feeds bees and countless other pollinators when its ...
Audubon® Ninebark Tree

Audubon® Ninebark

Eastern Ninebark is a nifty native Accent with much to offer wildlife and nature-lovers alike. Most striking are the white, half-snowball flower clusters that adorn the arching branches in late spring. These pollination platforms attract native bees such as mining bees, as well as beneficial wasps, flies, and butterflies. Birds ...
Audubon® Northern Catalpa Tree

Audubon® Northern Catalpa

Bring a tropical vibe to your backyard bird sanctuary with this bold, bodacious, but perfectly hardy, native tree! Northern Catalpa cloaks itself in immense, 10- to 12-inch, heart-shaped leaves, making it look like something you’d see on a Hawaiian vacation, and the flowers—appearing in late spring—add to ...
Audubon® Nuttall Oak Tree

Audubon® Nuttall Oak

Nuttall’s Oak is a landscaper’s dream and a bird’s dream come true! This tall, tough, fast-growing shade tree is a marvelous addition to any yard, garden, suburban street, or even downtown parking lot. Its neat, pyramidal form, glossy green leaves, and deep orange-red fall color make it ...
Audubon® Oak Sedge Tree

Audubon® Oak Sedge

A savior for dry shade! Oak Sedge, a.k.a. White-Tinged Sedge, is a tough, native Fringe that thrives where other plants struggle. It does not need a lot of light or irrigation in order to form its low, wispy mounds of free-flowing green foliage. Use it as a lawn ...
Audubon® Oakleaf Hydrangea Tree

Audubon® Oakleaf Hydrangea

A better, all-around, four-season plant would be hard to find. Oakleaf Hydrangea has it all! This exceptional Accent is loved by landscape designers for its fresh white summer flowers, its bold green leaves that turn burgundy in fall, and its chunky tan stems with papery, peeling bark. It is loved ...
Audubon® Ohio Buckeye Tree

Audubon® Ohio Buckeye

Having an Ohio Buckeye Tree in your garden is a wonderful way to mark an important event on the birding calendar. When it first opens its long clusters of pale yellow-green flowers, that’s exactly when the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds return from their overwintering grounds down South. You’ll know to ...
Audubon® Orange Coneflower Tree

Audubon® Orange Coneflower

One of the most popular Spirits of all time—and with good reason! Orange Coneflower is popular with flower arrangers for its long-lasting gold (they’re not actually orange) blossoms. It’s popular with new gardeners for its durability and ease of care. It’s popular with pollinators, like native ...
Audubon® Osage Orange Tree

Audubon® Osage Orange

When house-hunting, many birds find the Osage Orange Tree to be just what they’re looking for. Its strong, twiggy, thorny branches are perfect for cradling a nest. The plucky little Loggerhead Shrike is one of the tree’s most common residents, for a fascinating reason: it has a habit ...
Audubon® Overcup Oak Tree

Audubon® Overcup Oak

A strong, sturdy shade tree to last through the ages! Overcup Oak is a long-lived native forest tree that will please many generations of nature lovers, shade seekers, and bird watchers. This wonderful bird-friendly tree hosts a vast array of caterpillars and other insects that songbirds adore. Chickadees, warblers, tanagers, ...
Audubon® Ox-eyed Sunflower Tree

Audubon® Ox-eyed Sunflower

Petal Power! Oxeye Sunflower just won’t stop. This enthusiastic native Spirit will pump out its cheery golden flowers for weeks and weeks each summer, much to the delight of your backyard pollinators. Underappreciated natives like digger bees, mining bees, leafcutter bees, sweat bees, and carpenter bees will get right ...
Audubon® Pale Purple Coneflower Tree

Audubon® Pale Purple Coneflower

A living birdfeeder! Pale Purple Coneflower gives goldfinches a meal they can’t refuse when its seeds start to ripen in late summer. The seedheads will bring these zippy little birds flocking to your garden. Plant a patch by your deck or patio, so you can watch their antics at ...
Audubon® Palm Sedge Tree

Audubon® Palm Sedge

Of the more than 500 species of Sedges native to the U.S., one that truly stands out is the Palm Sedge. With its slim, shiny blades, arranged in a sort of fan pattern, it does look like a grove of miniature Palm Trees: In the soggy soil that it loves, ...
Audubon® Pennsylvania Sedge Tree

Audubon® Pennsylvania Sedge

Deservedly popular among the Sedges, Pennsylvania Sedge is—at its best—a soothing, swaying, flowing mass of fine green foliage. Planted en masse like a lawn, it gives the eye a peaceful place to rest. Unlike most lawn grasses, however, Pennsylvania Sedge thrives in dry, shady spaces, making it a ...
Audubon® Pignut Hickory Tree

Audubon® Pignut Hickory

Pignut Hickory was so named because someone determined that its nuts were only fit for pigs (the nuts are often bitter, but sometimes they are sweet). Birds, squirrels, and chipmunks seem to like them. The foliage also plays host to a vast array of insect species, which songbirds relish. When ...
Audubon® Plains Coreopsis Tree

Audubon® Plains Coreopsis

It's electric! Not for the faint of heart, Plains Coreopsis lights up gardens in early to mid-summer with its flashy flowers. The brassy yellow blossoms, each stamped with a maroon bullseye, are borne in such profusion that you can barely see the wispy green foliage underneath. Pollinators love the bold ...
Audubon® Pond Cypress Tree

Audubon® Pond Cypress

It looks like something right out of the Okefenokee Swamp—because it is! Pondcypress is a charismatic tree from the swamps of the Deep South. This spirelike deciduous conifer will thrive in regular garden soil and can tolerate winter lows to -20ºF. Plant a whole grove of Pondcypresses for ...
Audubon® Possumhaw Holly Tree

Audubon® Possumhaw Holly

Create a bird habitat paradise with a pretty grove of Possumhaws! This nifty native shrub (or multi-stemmed tree) makes a thicket of twiggy stems that songbirds love to nest in or just take refuge in when pursued by predators. As a bonus, female plants will produce a generous crop of ...
Audubon® Post Oak Tree

Audubon® Post Oak

Slow and steady wins the race! Post Oak is a long-lived, slow-growing shade tree that eventually flourishes into a magnificent specimen. It is a legacy tree par excellence that you plant for your grandchildren and for their grandchildren. Plant it, too, for the local wildlife! Countless squirrels, Jays, and Woodpeckers ...
Audubon® Prairie Alumroot Tree

Audubon® Prairie Alumroot

Plant breeding has given us Alumroot varieties, a.k.a. Coral Bells, in a rainbow of outlandish colors, from peach to purple to red to neon yellow. While color-crazed gardeners may have a lot of fun collecting these hybrids, those who favor a more natural approach to gardening will opt ...
Audubon® Prairie Blazing Star Tree

Audubon® Prairie Blazing Star

You may have seen Blazing Star in a flower bouquet and didn’t know what it was. Well, this perky Spirit’s tall, slim, pinkish-lavender flower spikes look just as beautiful in your garden as they do in a bouquet! What’s more, in the garden they attract welcome wildlife. ...
Audubon® Prairie Cord Grass Tree

Audubon® Prairie Cord Grass

A big, bold, vigorous Fringe for wet soils! Prairie Cord Grass is a useful plant for people caring for wetlands on large properties. This tough, fast-growing native will colonize pond sides, streambanks, and bog margins, making a strong stand against the terrible Reed Canary Grass, an invasive, exotic plant that ...
Audubon® Prairie Coreopsis Tree

Audubon® Prairie Coreopsis

Pollinator pit stop! Prairie Coreopsis is a chipper wildflower Spirit with sunny, buttercup-like flowers that pollinators adore. Eager customers include many native bees, such as leaf-cutter bees, cuckoo bees, digger bees, and sweat bees, as well as butterflies, beetles, and beneficial wasps and flies. One species of solitary ground-dwelling bee, ...
Audubon® Prairie Dock Tree

Audubon® Prairie Dock

What a drama queen! Prairie Dock bursts out of the ground in spring, quickly making a mound of huge foliage. The leaves may be 18 inches long and a foot wide! In summer, smooth, leafless stems shoot up to a height of 10 feet or more and are topped by a bevy ...
Audubon® Prairie Ironweed Tree

Audubon® Prairie Ironweed

A must for moist meadows and a delight in informal borders, too! Prairie Ironweed, a.k.a. Smooth Ironweed, will bring rosy-purple flowers to your landscape in late summer, and along with them, gorgeous butterflies. Some of our most cherished species, like monarchs, painted ladies, giant swallowtails, black swallowtails, and ...
Audubon® Prairie Rose Tree

Audubon® Prairie Rose

Normally, if someone’s in need of a climbing Rose, they’ll get a hybrid, but this native form will do the job just fine, too. Prairie Rose is a lovely, vigorous Rose that sends out long (12 to 15 feet) canes that can be trained to a fence, arbor, or large ...
Audubon® Prairie Willow Tree

Audubon® Prairie Willow

Near just about every stream, lake, pond, river, or wetland in America are willows. These moisture-loving trees and shrubs provide some of the greatest benefits to wildlife offered by any plant. They host literally hundreds of species of caterpillars, which serve as high-quality food for countless birds. Of course, if ...
Audubon® Purple Coneflower Tree

Audubon® Purple Coneflower

One of the best ways to entice goldfinches into your yard is to plant a patch of Purple Coneflower. In August, when it starts going to seed, these chipper little songbirds will appear like magic. It’s fun to watch their acrobatics as they hang from the swaying stems, trying ...
Audubon® Purple Prairie Clover Tree

Audubon® Purple Prairie Clover

Cute and charismatic! Purple Prairie Clover (say that five times fast) is a perky native Spirit that will win you over with its offbeat good looks. It turns on the charm in early summer, when the purple-pink flowers rise up from the finely dissected foliage. The bloom buds are held ...
Audubon® Rattlesnake Master Tree

Audubon® Rattlesnake Master

An architectural Spirit for sunny spaces! With its slim, smooth foliage and tall stems topped with prickly white flowerheads, Rattlesnake Master makes a striking picture. But this prairie native is more than just eye candy—it’s a pollinator powerhouse! When the flowers open in midsummer, they are mobbed by ...
Audubon® Red Maple Tree

Audubon® Red Maple

Our native Red Maple is one of the most commonly planted trees in the U.S. today; it gives us a pop of color on every street corner and along every country lane each fall. Beyond their beauty, these trees provide many other assets that directly support birds. Most importantly, ...
Audubon® Red Twig Dogwood Tree

Audubon® Red Twig Dogwood

According to the Morton Arboretum in Chicago, Redosier Dogwood offers food and shelter to more than 98 species of birds. Clearly, this is a plant that bird-lovers need to have in their gardens! Redosier Dogwood is one of the “Red-Twig” Dogwoods, shrubby Accents grown primarily for their stems, which turn a ...
Audubon® River Birch - multi stem Tree

Audubon® River Birch - multi stem

In creating your backyard bird sanctuary, start here. Trees are vital to that endeavor, and few trees have more to give to birds than River Birch. The seeds of this welcoming native shade tree feed countless songbirds, including chickadees, titmice, tanagers, cardinals, crossbills, sparrows, and pine siskins. Birds may nibble ...
Audubon® River Birch - single stem Tree

Audubon® River Birch - single stem

In creating your backyard bird sanctuary, start here. Trees are vital to that endeavor, and few trees have more to give to birds than River Birch. The seeds of this welcoming native shade tree feed countless songbirds, including chickadees, titmice, tanagers, cardinals, crossbills, sparrows, and Pine Siskins. Birds may nibble ...
Audubon® Rose Mallow Tree

Audubon® Rose Mallow

With its big, bodacious flowers (to six inches wide), Smooth Rose Mallow looks like some tender, tropical beauty you’d find in a conservatory. In fact, this flashy Spirit is native to southern Minnesota, and it tolerates winter temperatures to -30ºF! Being a native plant, it is more than ...
Audubon® Rosin Weed Tree

Audubon® Rosin Weed

At four to six feet tall, Rosin Weed is the smallest of the Silphiums, a group of Sunflower lookalikes that includes Compass Plant and Prairie Dock. Nevertheless, it is a substantial plant. This sturdy, hardy Spirit captures the rugged beauty of the tallgrass prairie, where it was once native, and ...
Audubon® Rough Blazing Star Tree

Audubon® Rough Blazing Star

Cute as a button! Rough Blazing Star gives new life to the late summer border when its flowering stems shoot up about three feet and its pinkish-lavender, fuzzy-button blooms start to open. The blossoms attract monarch butterflies in droves—add some Milkweed for them to lay their eggs on, and ...
Audubon® Roughleaf Dogwood Tree

Audubon® Roughleaf Dogwood

A backyard bird bonanza! You’ll want to plant this superb native Accent near your deck, patio, or livingroom or kitchen window, so you can watch the birds delight in its nourishing fruits. Roughleaf Dogwood is a large shrub or small multi-stemmed tree that offers up plump white berries to ...
Audubon® Royal Fern Tree

Audubon® Royal Fern

Native plants rule! Native Royal Fern will be the queen of your shady garden. Her Highness begins her reign in spring with much pageantry. The tightly curled croziers spring like magic from the bare earth and unfurl. In no time, a lush, leafy Spirit will appear in your garden, standing ...
Audubon® Saskatoon Serviceberry Tree

Audubon® Saskatoon Serviceberry

Treat your backyard birds right with Saskatoon Serviceberry. This hardy native produces berries so big, sweet, juicy, and delicious, they’re planted for commercial fruit production. Songbirds find them just as delectable as humans do, and they’ll be flocking to your garden as soon as they’re ripe. Cedar ...
Audubon® Sensitive Fern Tree

Audubon® Sensitive Fern

So-called because its foliage dies back with the first frosts, Sensitive Fern is not delicate in other respects. Although its fronds are vulnerable to cold, the plant itself is not—it’s native to places where winter temperatures may drop to 40 below zero! It can grow rather aggressively in some ...
Audubon® Shadblow Serviceberry Tree

Audubon® Shadblow Serviceberry

The moment that Canadian Serviceberry’s fruits are ripe, you’ll know it—songbirds will appear in your yard like magic, and they’ll get right to work picking your tree clean. They can’t resist those juicy, blue-black morsels! Mockingbirds, catbirds, robins, and Cedar Waxwings are the top consumers, ...
Audubon® Shingle Oak Tree

Audubon® Shingle Oak

When the kids collect leaves for science class in the fall, they won’t choose this tree for their Oak leaf sample. Its foliage looks nothing like a typical Oak leaf. It’s a long oval shape, without the familiar lobes—whether rounded, like White Oak or pointed like Red ...
Audubon® Shining Bluestar Tree

Audubon® Shining Bluestar

Shining Bluestar has been waiting in the wings a long time, but it is now poised to truly become a shining star! This sensational native Spirit—inexplicably absent in gardens—has much to offer. Let’s start with the delicate sky-blue flowers in late spring and early summer. Besides beautifying ...
Audubon® Short's Sedge Tree

Audubon® Short's Sedge

If you have a pond, creek, rain garden, or even just a ditch or low spot on your property, consider adding some Short’s Sedge to your landscape. The birds will love you for it! In the wild, Ducks, Turkeys, Ruffed Grouse, Prairie Chickens, and Woodcocks relish this nifty native’...
Audubon® Showy Goldenrod Tree

Audubon® Showy Goldenrod

We need to rethink our relationship with Goldenrod. Too often dismissed as a weed, and blamed for causing hay fever (it does NOT provoke allergies!), this valuable native is actually the single best Spirit you can plant to support pollinators, birds, and the planet in general! Showy Goldenrod is a ...
Audubon® Shrub Indigo Tree

Audubon® Shrub Indigo

To attract birds to your yard and get them to stick around, you need to offer them not only food but shelter as well. False Indigo Bush is an excellent way to create cover for birds in a hurry. When planted en masse, this fast-growing Accent quickly forms a thicket, ...
Audubon® Shrubby St. John's Wort Tree

Audubon® Shrubby St. John's Wort

While the popular claims that St. John’s Wort extracts can cure depression are dubious at best, there is no doubt that Shrubby St. John’s Wort’s flowers in your garden will lift your spirits. The sunny yellow blooms, looking like powder puffs with their fluffy pompoms of threadlike ...
Audubon® Sideoats Grama Tree

Audubon® Sideoats Grama

Fringes are fabulous in bird habitat gardens! They provide food, shelter, and nesting materials, and they’re beautiful to look at, too. Sideoats Grama is an especially fine Fringe for your backyard bird sanctuary. This elegant but playful native plant makes a V-shaped clump of grassy foliage topped by arching ...
Audubon® Silky Dogwood Tree

Audubon® Silky Dogwood

In late summer or early fall, you’ll look forward to the appearance of fruit on your Silky Dogwood. Each year, this fun native Accent produces a crop of jewel-tone berries that progress from porcelain-blue to cobalt as they ripen. You won’t enjoy the show for long, however, because ...
Audubon® Silver Maple Tree

Audubon® Silver Maple

Looking to create bird habitat in a hurry? Silver Maple is the easiest option for you. This eager native shade tree gets right to work. Growing lightning-fast, it soon creates a lofty canopy, where birds can feed, perch, nest, and raise their young. In addition, the foliage hosts a wide ...
Audubon® Slender Mountain Mint Tree

Audubon® Slender Mountain Mint

Pollination power station! Please every pollinator on the block with this underappreciated, underused native. Slender Mountain Mint is a bushy Spirit with fine-textured foliage and a parade of little white flowers in summer. When in bloom, butterflies, bees, and every kind of beneficial wasp, fly, beetle, and bug will be ...
Audubon® Smooth Alder Tree

Audubon® Smooth Alder

A soggy, neglected part of your property becomes a bird oasis with Smooth Alder! This moisture-loving native tree plays a key role in wetland habitats. Its vigorous root system stabilizes the soil, and its seeds, buds, and catkins (male flowers) provide nourishment to a variety of songbirds, such as pine ...
Audubon® Smooth Aster Tree

Audubon® Smooth Aster

A bountiful, breathtaking Spirit that’s smothered in soft lavender-blue blossoms each fall! Smooth Aster’s cheery flowers attract countless bees, butterflies, and other pollinators to your garden. At the same time, the foliage feeds many types of caterpillars and other insects, which in turn sustain bug-eating birds such as ...
Audubon® Smooth Sumac Tree

Audubon® Smooth Sumac

Sizzling hot fall color that will set your landscape ablaze! If fall is your favorite season, have we got a treat for you. Smooth Sumac responds to the cooling temperatures of autumn with foliage that transforms from emerald-green to raging red. Along the way, it may show a mix of ...
Audubon® Smooth Wild Rose Tree

Audubon® Smooth Wild Rose

A friend to humans and to birds! Smooth Rose is a native spreading Rose with sweet pink flowers that have a light and lovely Rose scent. This amiable plant gets its name from its mostly thornless stems—what prickles it does have are concentrated at the base of the canes. ...
Audubon® Snowberry Tree

Audubon® Snowberry

Plump, frosty-white fruits spangle the branches of Snowberry in fall and winter, making a pretty picture in your landscape. Pretty, too, are the robins and other thrushes, Cedar Waxwings, and grosbeaks that bob among the branches, snacking on the berries. In rural areas, the fruits are consumed by turkeys, grouse, ...
Audubon® Soft Rush Tree

Audubon® Soft Rush

“Sedges have edges, but rushes are round”—so goes the saying that helps students distinguish between these two grass-like plants. Soft Rush is easily identified by its slim, smooth, cylindrical stems, rising up from the boggy soils it inhabits. This dapper native performs valuable functions in nature as a stabilizer ...
Audubon® Sourwood Tree

Audubon® Sourwood

Sourwood is a well-kept secret among tree afficianados. It does not grace a lot of homes, and that’s a shame, because it’s one fantastic tree! This elegant, slow-growing native has something to offer in every season—airy sprays of white flowers in summer, lava-red foliage in fall, and ...
Audubon® Southern Blue Flag Tree

Audubon® Southern Blue Flag

Wet sites are transformed from mucky to marvelous with Southern Blue Flag! This perky native Iris flourishes in soggy situations and will delight you in late spring and early summer with a bevy of fragrant, violet-blue flowers. The blooms may attract long-horned bees, which sound menacing, but they’re actually ...
Audubon® Southern Catalpa Tree

Audubon® Southern Catalpa

Southern Catalpa will make the biggest, most extravagant hummingbird feeder you’ve ever seen! In late spring, this flashy native bursts into bloom with huge trusses of frilly white flowers. The blooms are painted with flecks of gold and maroon-purple, and they look like orchids. As soon as they open, ...
Audubon® Southern Magnolia Tree

Audubon® Southern Magnolia

Southern Magnolia rolls out the welcome mat to birds in a display of southern hospitality. When this majestic flowering tree trades its huge, bowl-shaped, ivory-colored summer blooms for fall seeds, the birds come flocking. Robins and mockingbirds love the glossy red seeds, as do vireos, wood thrushes, and kingbirds. The ...
Audubon® Southern Red Oak Tree

Audubon® Southern Red Oak

Southern Red Oak asks for little but gives so much! This tough, tenacious southern shade tree grows on the poorest soils without complaint, growing into a grand specimen with a tall, straight trunk and a beautiful arching canopy. Southern Red Oaks offer safe and secure nesting sites and food in ...
Audubon® Spicebush Tree

Audubon® Spicebush

From spring through fall, Spicebush will be a delight for you and for the wildlife you share your outdoor space with. March and April bring dainty yellow flowers pollinated by the earliest-emerging bees. Summer brings caterpillars, such as those that become the gorgeous Spicebush swallowtail butterfly. And fall brings glossy ...
Audubon® Staghorn Sumac Tree

Audubon® Staghorn Sumac

A fiery autumn beauty! Staghorn Sumac is a deciduous shrub with year-round beauty. A shining native that supports our natural ecology! Their most notable feature of yellow-green flowers gives way to clusters of fuzzy, bright red berries attracting Northern Cardinals, nuthatches, grosbeaks, sparrows, and a host of many other birds ...
Audubon® Steeplebush Tree

Audubon® Steeplebush

Steeplebush gets its name from its spirelike pink flower panicles that rise to the heavens in mid- to late summer. Pollinators congregate on them—native bees, hoverflies, and beetles gratefully gather the pollen. The blooms also produce a small amount of nectar, which attracts butterflies. Steeplebush supports many native caterpillars ...
Audubon® Strawberry Bush Euonymus Tree

Audubon® Strawberry Bush Euonymus

In fall, this quirky native Accent sports bright orange seeds wrapped in a hot pink jacket. The effect is electric! Strawberry Bush is a fun addition to shady gardens, bringing color to the understory. The quirky fruits also bring birds to the garden, in the form of Wood Thrushes, catbirds, ...
Audubon® Sugar Maple Tree

Audubon® Sugar Maple

A favorite of leaf-peepers and nature-lovers across the Northeast, Sugar Maple benefits backyard birds as well. In autumn, this exquisite native shade tree draws in tourists with its fiery colors, but throughout the year it attracts birds with its more subtle charms. Flycatchers and vireos nest in the safety of ...
Audubon® Sugarberry Tree

Audubon® Sugarberry

You probably don’t know Sugarberry, but your neighborhood birds do! This Elm relative (it does not get Dutch Elm disease) flies under most people’s radar, but it does not go unnoticed by birds. In early fall, its sweet and nutritious, reddish-brown fruits are feasted upon by robins, mockingbirds, ...
Audubon® Swamp Chestnut Oak Tree

Audubon® Swamp Chestnut Oak

Swamp Chestnut Oak may not be as famous as its White Oak or Red Oak brothers, but it is everything you want in an oak tree. Long-lived, tall, symmetrical, and sturdy, this majestic shade tree is a legacy tree that future generations will cherish. Your local wildlife will be grateful ...
Audubon® Swamp Dogwood Tree

Audubon® Swamp Dogwood

Host a bird buffet in your backyard! Swamp Dogwood is an uncommon native Accent that birds find uncommonly good. The main attraction is a generous crop of beautiful blue berries in late summer and early fall. These high-calorie, high-fat morsels are particularly valuable to birds getting ready to migrate and ...
Audubon® Swamp Privet Tree

Audubon® Swamp Privet

Just about impossible to find in any garden center… but Bower & Branch has it! Eastern Swamp Privet is an obscure but intriguing large shrub or small, multi-stemmed tree for your native plant garden. As you may guess from the name, this is an especially useful plant for those dealing with ...
Audubon® Swamp Rose Tree

Audubon® Swamp Rose

Roses almost always need good, well-drained garden soil in order to thrive, so this one is an interesting outlier. Swamp Rose prefers to make its home at the edge of a pond or bog. If you have a wetland area on your property, consider growing this fine Accent in that ...
Audubon® Swamp Rose Mallow Tree

Audubon® Swamp Rose Mallow

A full-service wildlife café! Swamp Rose Mallow is a popular dining spot with a diverse clientele. When the showy, six-inch, pink flowers open in summer and the nectar is flowing, hummingbirds are eager customers. Tiger swallowtail butterflies, bumblebees, and other pollinators frequent the flowers, too. There’s even a native ...
Audubon® Sweet Birch Tree

Audubon® Sweet Birch

Crack open a Birch beer and watch the birds cavort in your backyard Sweet Birch Tree! Sweet Birch is the traditional source of flavoring for Birch beer, and so this eastern native holds a special place in the hearts of many country folks, especially in Pennsylvania, where it grows most ...
Audubon® Sweet Coneflower Tree

Audubon® Sweet Coneflower

A sweet addition to your perennial border, cottage garden, rain garden, or backyard wildlife habitat! Sweet Coneflower will help you celebrate summer with a glorious display of Black-Eyed Susan flowers that lasts for two months. The cheery yellow blooms will please pollinators, too, including digger bees, cuckoo bees, leaf-cutter bees, ...
Audubon® Sweetshrub Tree

Audubon® Sweetshrub

One day in mid-Spring, you'll catch, you’ll catch a whiff of that delightfully different, delicious scent and know it’s Sweetshrub season! This beloved American Accent makes its presence known each spring when it opens it unusual, fragrant, dark red flowers. The scent is hard to describe and can ...
Audubon® Switchgrass Tree

Audubon® Switchgrass

A wildlife wonder-Fringe! Switch Grass is a must-have for your wildlife-friendly garden. This bountiful native feeds countless insects with its handsome foliage, including many species of butterflies, moths, leafhoppers, grasshoppers, aphids, and plant bugs. But don’t worry that these critters will devour your plants! Songbirds will come to the ...
Audubon® Tall Coreopsis Tree

Audubon® Tall Coreopsis

Heads and shoulders above the rest! Tall Coreopsis is a statuesque wildflower that will have a commanding presence in your garden. Throughout spring and early summer, this splendid native steadily grows up, up, up, building a framework of smooth, slim stems and clean green foliage. Beginning in midsummer, the seven-foot ...
Audubon® Vernal Witchhazel Tree

Audubon® Vernal Witchhazel

Sprinter! That rousing, exhilarating season between winter and spring, when the ground begins to thaw and we dream of warmer days just around the corner. Vernal Witch Hazel kicks things off with its funny little yellow, peach, or brick-red flowers—the first blooms of the year on any native plant ...
Audubon® Virginia Sweetspire Tree

Audubon® Virginia Sweetspire

Sprummer! That glorious time of year that bridges spring and summer. The birds are singing and the weather is warm—it has not yet become oppressively hot. Now is the time to spend lazy hours outside, soaking it all in. Pull up a lawn chair next to your Virginia Sweetspire ...
Audubon® Wafer Ash Tree

Audubon® Wafer Ash

Common Hop Tree is your ticket to one of nature’s most spellbinding shows: the lifecycle of the giant swallowtail butterfly! This supersized beauty—the largest of our native North American butterflies—will take your breath away. It is fascinating at all stages of life. It starts out as a ...
Audubon® Washington Hawthorn Tree

Audubon® Washington Hawthorn

In the winter garden, nothing shines brighter than Washington Hawthorn. This sweet little native ornamental tree drapes itself in copious clusters of shiny red fruits all winter long, or nearly so. Birds hold off on eating them until the tastier, fattier fruits are exhausted. Then, they’ll come flocking to ...
Audubon® Water Hickory Tree

Audubon® Water Hickory

Hickories are rarely planted by homeowners, and that’s a shame, because they’re handsome, sturdy shade trees that have a lot to offer local wildlife. Water Hickory is one such species that should be used more. With its rugged, shaggy bark and tall, graceful habit, it makes a fine ...
Audubon® Water Oak Tree

Audubon® Water Oak

How can we help native birds thrive? According to noted entomologist and popular nature writer, Doug Tallamy, the best thing we can do is to plant more keystone plants in our gardens. Keystone plants are those that support the greatest number of caterpillars and other insects, which in turn nourish ...
Audubon® White Flowering Dogwood Tree

Audubon® White Flowering Dogwood

This is a tree you’ll want to have right outside your window! Flowering Dogwood puts on several performances throughout the year, and you’ll want a front-row seat for all of them. In spring, big blossoms crowd the branches like flocks of white butterflies. In early fall, the foliage ...
Audubon® White Prairie Clover Tree

Audubon® White Prairie Clover

Jaunty flowers that bob and sway in the wind! White Prairie Clover is a sassy little Spirit for wildflower meadows, native gardens, and informal borders. Itwill enchant you in early summer with its tiny, fragrant, white flowers held on tall gray cones. Small butterflies and skippers will dote on the ...
Audubon® White Turtlehead Tree

Audubon® White Turtlehead

So fun! Turtlehead is a cute and charismatic Spirit you need to have in your native garden. In mid- to late summer, its perky white or pink-tinged flowers appear, looking like… well… turtleheads! You can squeeze the sides and make the turtles “talk.” Hummingbirds dote on the flowers, coming back ...
Audubon® White Wild Indigo Tree

Audubon® White Wild Indigo

Not well known, but worthy of a place in your garden, White Wild Indigo will win you over with its charms. In spring, this stately Spirit rockets out of the ground, hoisting slim spikes of bright white, pea-blossom-shaped flowers. The pretty blooms are reason enough to grow it, but the ...
Audubon® Wild Bergamot Tree

Audubon® Wild Bergamot

Butterflies and hummingbirds will be your grateful guests when you plant Wild Bergamot. Its lavender-pink summertime blooms are especially appealing to some of our largest and showiest butterflies, like giant, tiger, black, zebra, and spicebush swallowtails, monarchs, and great spangled fritillaries. You can get quite close to them for photos ...
Audubon® Wild Blue Phlox Tree

Audubon® Wild Blue Phlox

It’s always a treat to come across a patch of Wild Blue Phlox while on a hike in the woods in spring. The mass of soothing, lavender-blue blossoms, combined with the jasmine-like scent makes you feel like all is right in the world. Why not add this sublime native ...
Audubon® Wild Petunia Tree

Audubon® Wild Petunia

An amiable plant that’s a joy to have around! Wild Petunia is a petite native Spirit that complements natural gardens beautifully. The pale lavender blossoms go with everything, and they bloom for two full months each summer. Hummingbirds, Hummingbird Moths, and butterflies may visit the funnelform flowers, while leaf-cutting ...
Audubon® Wild Quinine Tree

Audubon® Wild Quinine

Pollinator powerhouse! Overlooked and undervalued, Wild Quinine is a humble American wildflower that gets little attention, but does important work. For two months, beginning in late spring, its woolly white flowers service all sorts of pollinators. It doesn’t feed only the showy butterflies, but all of the unsung heroes ...
Audubon® Yellow Buckeye Tree

Audubon® Yellow Buckeye

We’re excited to be able to offer this special native beauty. You won’t find this one at the box stores! Yellow Buckeye is a glorious but hard-to-locate American tree for large suburban lots, grand estates, and spacious country properties. Assuming in time a bold, upright-rounded shape, it possesses ...
Audubon® Yellow Coneflower Tree

Audubon® Yellow Coneflower

Bright egg-yolk-yellow petals and chocolate-brown cones distinguish this delightful, unusual species from the more common Purple Coneflower. Yellow Coneflower sports fragrant, shuttlecock-shaped flowers that nourish our native butterflies and bumblebees. Monarchs and fritillaries are frequent diners. When the flowers are finally spent in late summer, the cones turn black, but ...
Audubon® Yellow Fruited Sedge Tree

Audubon® Yellow Fruited Sedge

Wetland areas can easily be taken over by invasive, exotic plants that crowd out valuable natives and deprive wildlife of better habitat. That's why it’s important, therefore, to establish beneficial natives in these areas to keep nasty exotics at bay. Enter Yellow Fruited Sedge! This dependable native Fringe is ...
Audubon® Yellow Wingstem Tree

Audubon® Yellow Wingstem

This waterwise wildflower requires little care and benefits wildlife. Yellow Wingstem is an easygoing native that features yellow daisy flowers in early summer on strong, tall stems. The blooms have a tousled look; some petals are often twisted or missing. The flowers look a bit like the science fair project ...
USDA Organic Audubon Common Witchhazel Tree

USDA Organic Audubon Common Witchhazel

Combining beauty and function into one package with Witch Hazel trees, known for their fantastic fall foliage and sweetly scented flowers to their incredible homeopathic healing qualities. The handsome architecture of this tree adds a unique flair to any landscape! Clusters of emerging ribbon-like flowers and crinkled petals scattered all ...
USDA Organic Audubon Eastern Redbud Tree

USDA Organic Audubon Eastern Redbud

When the Redbuds are in bloom, that’s your cue to keep an eye out for the first Ruby-throated Hummingbirds returning north. Their first sip of nectar in your garden could be from your own Eastern Redbud tree. This beloved native understory tree is a fine one to include in ...
USDA Organic Audubon Princeton American Elm Leaf

USDA Organic Audubon Princeton American Elm

Princeton Elm brings us back to the days when gas was 17 cents a gallon and streets were shaded by the arching canopies of magnificent American Elm trees. Though Dutch Elm Disease brought down many of those noble old trees, a few proved to be resistant, and Princeton Elm is one. ...
USDA Organic Audubon Scarlet Oak Tree

USDA Organic Audubon Scarlet Oak

The mighty Scarlet Oak. Though few garden centers carry it, this is one of the most spectacular Oak Trees you can grow, and it isn’t hard to please. Plant it as a street tree, as a single specimen in a large lawn, or use it to line your driveway ...
USDA Organic Audubon White Oak Tree

USDA Organic Audubon White Oak

Everyone knows that birds love seeds and berries. Planting trees that bear these types of food is a sure way to attract avian visitors to your yard. Few people realize, however, that insects are also crucial to many birds’ diets, especially when they’re raising their young. White Oak performs ...
USDA Organic Audubon® American Beech Tree

USDA Organic Audubon® American Beech

Walking through an American Beech tree forest has a soothing effect on frazzled nerves. Feeling sheltered under its magnificent domed canopy, watching the shadow-play on the smooth gray trunks, and hearing the bustle of squirrels foraging for Beech nuts, you can’t help but feel your worries fade away. You ...
USDA Organic Audubon® American Hornbeam Tree

USDA Organic Audubon® American Hornbeam

For bird-friendly landscapes in small spaces, this native understory tree is hard to beat. American Hornbeam is a modestly-sized tree that’s big in benefits. A member of the Birch family, it produces buds, catkins, and seeds that many birds relish. In backyard gardens, you may find warblers, nuthatches, and ...
USDA Organic Audubon® Pawpaw Tree

USDA Organic Audubon® Pawpaw

The Pawpaw Tree, with foot-long leaves that droop lazily from the branches, will give your garden a laid-back tropical vibe. Plant it where you’ll be able to appreciate its bold presencethroughout the growing season—especially in fall, when the foliage turns the color of ripe pineapple. If you plant ...
USDA Organic Audubon® Sassafras Tree

USDA Organic Audubon® Sassafras

Everybody loves Sassafras for its festive fall foliage. This flashy native brings a punch of color to forest edges all over the eastern U.S. But bird-lovers see even more. They know that Sassafras is a welcome sight to birds, too! Mockingbirds, cedar waxwings, robins, vireos, bluebirds, cardinals, and many ...
USDA Organic Audubon® Shellbark Hickory Tree

USDA Organic Audubon® Shellbark Hickory

The large, sturdy, long-lived and ruggedly handsome Shellbark Hickory will be a key component of your backyard bird habitat. This noble native shade tree attracts a wealth of caterpillars and other insects that songbirds love. Birds will come to feed, and they’ll also bring some nourishment back to their ...
USDA Organic Audubon® White Fringetree Tree

USDA Organic Audubon® White Fringetree

White Fringe Tree is one of those “best kept secrets”—and if the secret gets out, everyone will want one! In spring, this small, multi-stemmed ornamental tree will grace your garden with fluffy clouds of unflowerlike flowers that look like thin white ribbons. The blossoms will perfume your porch or ...