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Native Shrubs and Small Trees that Attract Wildlife

Compiled by Judy Hinman (9-00)

Native plants provide essential food, shelter, and nesting sites for a wide variety of wildlife and are also attractive features in the landscape.

   Alnus rubra (red alder)

   Amelanchier alnifolia (serviceberry)

   Arctostaphylos spp. (manzanita)

   Berberis nervosa (dwarf Oregon-grape)

   Cornus nuttallii (Pacific dogwood)

   Corylus cornuta var. californica (California hazel)

   Gaultheria shallon (salal)

   Lithocarpus densiflorus (tanoak)

   Myrica californica (Pacific wax myrtle)

   Oemleria cerasiformis (Indian-plum)

   Prunus emarginata (bitter cherry)

   Prunus virginiana (chokecherry)

   Rhamnus californica (California coffeeberry)

   Rhamnus purshiana (cascara buckthorn)

   Rubus spp. (blackberries, but not Himalaya-berry)

   Salix sp. (willows)

   Sambucus mexicana (blue elderberry)

   Sambucus racemosa (red elderberry)

   Symphoricarpos albus (snowberry)

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