7 Plants That Attract Beautiful Bluebirds to Your Yard

Elderberry Elderberries are ideal for bluebirds since they feed and house them. Elder plants' shrublike growth aids bluebirds to hide from predators. You can also consume elderberries when cooked down, but the local bluebird population may beat you to it!  

Flowering Dogwood Flowering dogwood attracts bluebirds and is a wonderful landscape tree. Cornus trees and shrubs are native to the US and safe to plant without fear of invasiveness. All plants in this genus offer tasty fruit that bluebirds enjoy!  

Eastern Red Cedar Eastern red cedars grow slowly but can reach 70 feet. Their size, longevity, and ability to provide food and shelter for birds and other creatures make them vital trees for local wildlife.  

Holly Holly trees and shrubs can attract bluebirds in numerous varieties. Birds are more fascinated about hollies with red or orange berries. Thank goodness American holly and winterberry have beautiful colors.  

Pokeweed Eastern US residents should grow or preserve pokeweed for bluebirds. However, Californians should not use pokeweed. Careful care is needed for this invasive plant.   

Hawthorn Many varieties of Crataegus hawthorns exist. There are many hawthorn trees and shrubs, so it's best to grow a local one. The berries bluebirds love are produced by most hawthorn cultivars and species.  

Serviceberry Serviceberries (juneberries or shadbush) grow in the Northern Hemisphere. All serviceberries fruit and flower, feeding and sheltering local bluebirds.