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Bird-attracting Trees

Due to their bushy structure, leaf density and flowering capabilities, many Australian natives are great options when planting for increased bird life.

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Layered landscapes which embrace diversity of foliage, flower, colour and texture, can often feature a bird attracting tree or two if you are looking to increase the presence of bird life in your landscape.  Many native trees already provide visual year-round interest due to their brightly coloured flowers and attractive grey-green foliage but these can also attract nesting and nectar eating birds. Here is a sample of trees that do just that. 

On our website, look for this symbol  to denote trees that will encourage bird life into your landscape.

Acacia is one of the best species to start with when talking about bird attracting trees as they provide cover for birds as well as food in the form of seeds or insects. This drought tolerant small tree has an open crown, long slender green leaves and pale yellow flowers in summertime. The perfect environment for native birds! Talk to us today about material in 40cm and 52L. 40cm/27L 50cm/52L
This distinctive native tree is found on the east coast of Australia. It has rough patterned bark and long green leaves with a silver underside. Pale yellow, cylinder-shaped flowers can be seen in summer to winter and can be up to 12cm long. The seed pods stay on the branch for long periods and look very ornamental. 30cm/14L 40cm/27L 50cm/52L 100L
This is another striking tree that produces beautiful crimson flower spikes in spring and summer to attract the human eye as well as seed heads for the attraction of native birds. Planting a few trees of one species is a good idea so there is enough of that resource for many birds to come and visit. We have great looking stock ready to go now in 30cm and 40cm containers as well as 52L bags. 30cm/14L 40cm/27L 50cm/52L
This is a compact and tough Australian native with brilliant orange flowers in summertime. Trees with a dense canopy like this one will be more likely to attract and provide habitat for small birds. Of course, their enormous appeal is also due to their amazing colour and propensity to flower. Check out our 40cm stock - they look fabulous!
This is an attractive densely canopied tree that produces densely packed powdery-red flowers that are shaped like small bells during the summer months. This is a stunning native tree that is bird, butterfly and insect attracting. Available in 40cm containers and 100L bags, this stock is very popular and only limited numbers remain in current batches. Call ASAP to order. 40cm/27L 50cm/52L 100L
This tree has a smooth trunk with cream to grey coloured bark which sheds in flakes. It has narrow shaped green leaves and as it matures, forms a large open canopy. From Autumn to Spring, an abundance of red flowers appear in clusters of three attracting a variety of birdlife. 40cm/27L 50cm/52L
This is an attractive small evergreen which can be grown as a tree or shrub. Long leathery leaves are thick and smooth with prominent veining and have a tendency to wave and curl. Fascinating, cherry red, ball-like flowers appear from autumn to late winter, adorned with long, white pin-like stamens, earning its common name of 'Pincushion Hakea'. Native to southern parts of Western Australia, it is a hardy, drought tolerant plant which attracts birds into the garden and can also be useful as a cut flower. 40cm/27L
This is a small elegant looking tree that offers striking lemon yellow weeping foliage changing to lime-green as it ages. It makes a lovely screen, street or feature tree - great for colour contrast in a landscape. Is tolerant of coastal conditions.

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