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Turk’s cap, a hummingbird draw, blooms in sun and shade. Dallas garden

Native fruiting shrubs, such as American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) provide structure, color and interest in the landscape. They also serve as an important source for native birds; plant varieties that fruit in different seasons to provide a year-round supply of food for wildlife.

Native perennials with tubular flowers such as pink Skullcap (Scutellaria suffrutescens) and Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii) are favorites of native hummingbirds and bees. Blend a variety of perennial species to extend your bloom season and provide food for a wide array of native birds & insects.

Tough, native shrubs that bloom aren’t only for sunny spots. Shade-tolerant species like Turk’s Cap (Malvaviscus drummondii) provide important nectar for native hummingbirds and insects.