Visitors to my garden, both feathered and human, will immediately notice that I am a collector of flowering shrubs. In all honesty, I prefer them over smaller perennials, although I do have quite a few of those as well.
I love the long flowering period of flowering shrubs as well as the fact that they self-shed, meaning that I do not have to deadhead them to promote additional bloom.
Because I have flowering shrubs as a main part of my garden, I also have quite a few hummingbird visitors who seem to share my affection for my shrubs as well.
There are quite a few different shrubs that hummingbirds are attracted to and I would like to share with you some of my favorites….
Even though hummingbirds are primarily attracted to red/orange flowers, they are also attracted by some yellow flowering shrubs such as Arizona Yellow Bells (Tecoma stans stans), below.
Look closely at the shape of flowers that attract hummingbirds and you will notice similarities in their shapes. Most are trumpet-shaped like this Eremophila flower….
I have two Mexican Bird-of-Paradise shrubs growing below my kitchen window. I am always rewarded with a close-up view of hummingbirds as they come to feed.
How about you? What flowering shrubs do you have in your garden that attract hummingbirds? Please share with us all by leaving a comment below.
**Now you may think that planting some flowering perennials and shrubs is all you need to attract hummingbirds. And you would be right. But, did you know that there is more that you can do to attract them to your garden? Stay tuned to find out more…..