BY JANE BRANDT with photo of Anna’s Hummingbird by Joe Halton
Evergreen Winter Blooming Nonnative Plants to Supply Nectar for Anna’s Hummingbirds
Mahonia x media---'Arthur Menzies’ and ‘Charity’. Shrubs up to 15 feet tall with large sprays of yellow flowers.
Arbutus unedo --- may grow to 25 feet. Native to the Mediterranean region, and related to the Pacific Madrone. Clusters of small white/pink urn shaped flowers.
Arbutus unedo compacta---cultivar up to 10 feet
Sarcococca species---heavily scented clusters of small white flowers starting to bloom December/January
Sarcococca ruscifolia----up to three feet tall and Sarcococca humilis-----12-18 inches tall
Hellebores---nectar supplier during initial bloom period. Varieties bloom from December through spring.