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small trees that attract birds

Hi, can anyone advise me on good tree for a small garden that will attract birds?



  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447

    I think the ones that birds love the most are the ones that have berries in the autumn that they can munch on.image

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 21,727

    Hawthorn, Rowan (mountain ash), crab apple.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • BartStewBartStew Posts: 3
    Thanksimage I have been offered a rowan tree but thought they might be too big for a small garden?
  • LilylouiseLilylouise Posts: 1,013
    Amelanchier and Whitebeam image

    PamLL x
  • Rowans have a straight upright shape and can be trimmed when they reach a height you don't want them to go beyond. Cotonoeasters can be grown into a tree like shape with pruning.  

  • Jean GenieJean Genie Posts: 1,724

    I have an Amelanchier. We have bullfinches in it every Spring. image

  • My crabapple...malus everest... is covered in fruit and blackbirds in autumn/winter, up to 5 or 6 birds feeding at a time. Fantastic spring blossom.

  • flowering roseflowering rose Posts: 1,632

    Hawthorn or sloe very much liked by birds as a food source and shelter.

  • bookmonsterbookmonster Posts: 399

    We have a rowan in the front - it is very compact, growing in a flower border. We also plan to get some cordon apple trees to train. They will take up very little space, and good for the bees. I will probably be fighting the birds for the apples!

  • Crab apple - mine wa sstripped bare of fruits in about 1 week image

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