Some Facts about the Trees and Shrubs and their Relationships.

Redbud. Early nectar for butterflies and moths.
Pawpaw. Host plant for Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly and Pawpaw Sphinx Moth.
American Holly. Provides berries for robins, cardinals and other birds.
Sweetgum. Native Americans made medicines and teas from its bark and roots. Seeds feed wildlife.
Linden. Provides seeds and cover for birds and nectar for insects.
Spicebush. Host plant for larva of Spicebush Butterfly.
Winterberry. Provides winter berries for at least 12 species of birds.
New Jersey Tea. Host plant for larva of Summer Azure Butterfly.
Oakleaf Hydrangea. Good cover for birds. Flowers provide nectar for native bees.
Lowbush Blueberry. Food for birds and humans. Host for caterpillars of Spring Azure and Brown Elfin Butterflies.
Downy Serviceberry. Provides berries for cardinals, robins, and goldfinches. Provided food for colonists.
Sweetbay Magnolia. Fruit attracts birds. Provides nectar for Sweetbay Silkmoth.
Pagoda Dogwood. Fruit provides food for robins, hermit thrushes, and woodpeckers. Flowers attract butterflies.
Sassafras. Provides food for caterpillars of Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly and Cecropia Moth
River Birch.Nuthatches and chickadees feed on seeds. Attractive to Mourning Cloak and Tiger Swallowtail Butterflies.
Vernal Witchhazel. Fall seeds are eaten by robins, cardinals, juncos and many others.
Carolina Allspice. Fragrant brownish-red flowers turn into urn-shaped fruit containing seeds for wildlife.
Buttonbush. Nutlets provide food for birds in winter. Nectar appeals to hummingbirds and most butterflies
American Euonymus. Bright red fruit with orange seeds is attractive to thrushes, sparrows, and warblers.
Dusty Zenobia. Provides seeds for wildlife in late summer

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