Vines Beneficial to Birds

trumpet-vine

Cardinal Climber (Ipomoea quamoclit)
Light: full sun
Bird garden uses: nectar, shelter
Attracts: hummingbirds for nectar and small birds for shelter
Grape (Vitis species and cultivars)
Light: full sun to partial shade
Zones: 3-10
Size: 10-50 feet, depending on species
Bird garden uses: fruit, nesting, cover
Eaten by more than 50 species of birds.
Honeysuckle (Lonicera species and cultivars)
Light: full sun to full shade
Zones 3-10
Size: 8-25 feet (vining types)

Bird garden uses: cover, nesting, attracts hummingbirds for nectar; attracts bluebirds, waxwings, grosbeaks, catbirds, mockingbirds that feed on tomato-red berries in summer and fall.
Porcelain berry (Ampelopsis brevipunculata)
Light: full sun (for best fruiting) to partial shade
Zones: 5-9
Size: 15-20 feet tall
Bird garden uses: fruit, nesting
Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans)
Light: full sun
Zones: 4-9
Size: 20-40 feet tall or more, trailing
Attracts: hummingbirds for nectar
Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) – native
Light: full sun to full shade
Zones: 2-9
Size: Up to 50 feet long

Bird garden uses: nesting, fruit, cover. Favorite berries of at least 35 species, including Robins, thrushes, Eastern bluebird, Northern cardinal, chickadees, woodpeckers, warblers.

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