Skagit Audubon

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GARDENING FOR BIRDS – Attracting Birds to the Garden March 2018

BY JANE BRANDT with photo of Anna’s Hummingbird by Joe Halton  Annas

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.  



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Skagit Audubon Society holds monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month except for the months of July and August. We meet at 7:00 pm at Padilla Bay Interpretive Center (Google map), 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd. Mount Vernon. Meetings are open to all.

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