Hummingbirds are some of the most interesting and majestic creatures in the animal kingdom. There are many fun facts associated with them including that they are only found in the Western Hemisphere and that they communicate via visual displays.
Many people find hummingbirds beautiful but few people know they are attracted to specific trees; many of which happen to be sold at Cold Stream Farm.
The lovely colors of buttonbush plants are often irresistible to hummingbirds. Often known as the globe-flower and honey balls, these plants are often found in swampy areas and they produce nectar beloved by these birds.
Indian Current Plants
Indian current plants are a hardy and fast-growing species with colorful fruit that lasts throughout the winter. The nectar in these plans is also intriguing to hummingbirds, especially the Ruby-throated variety.
The trumpet vine is a native North American ornamental vine with bright orange flowers visible in mid to late summer. These plants often draw the attention of both butterflies and hummingbirds.
It should be no surprise that a plant called butterfly bush would attract wind insects and birds, but it is known for just that. As an aggressive grower with a variety of colors pedals, this bright plant is a dependable and lovely option if you are looking to attract hummingbirds.
Hummingbirds are also attracted to some varieties of oak trees. To increase your odds, tie an orange plastic ribbon around the tree because the birds are intrigued by these types of displays.
There are several other tree and plant species that are known to attract hummingbirds including weigela, salvia, yarrow, bee balm, maltese cross, delphinium, and hollyhock. Check them all out and see which fit best in your yard.
At Cold Stream Farm, we sell many of these hummingbird seducing trees and plants, and we are happy to offer them at competitive prices. We are currently reserving trees and shrubs for shipping this spring, so contact us to order today.