Asked October 8, 2017, 9:28 AM EDT

Which r the best native berry bushes and trees to plant 4 bluebirds- thank u

Boyd County Kentucky

1 Response

There are several that are a good source of food for the Eastern Bluebirds. I will list a few here and you can find a more complete list in a book by Thomas G. Barnes - "Gardening for the Birds"


  • Cherry, black or choke
    American Holly
    Juniper, eastern; red cedar

Small Trees/Large Shrubs

  • Dogwood
  • Elderberry
  • Mulberry - red
  • Serviceberry, Juneberry, sarvis, shadbush, shadblow

Small to Medium Shrubs

  • blueberry
  • Chokeberry
  • Raspberry, Blackberry, dewberry


  • Bittersweet
  • Greenbrier
  • Virginia Creeper
Hope this list will be useful for you and if you have any other questions you can call the Boyd County Extension Office at 606-739-5184