The Flowering Plant That's A Garden Must For Hummingbird Lovers

Hummingbirds are sometimes considered the lone wolves of the avian world. Despite being migratory birds, they tend to not fly in flocks, and have the potential to travel up to 500 miles alone in just one trip.

It's all quite impressive given their small size. And if you're hopeful a few of them will land in your yard while in flight.

The pollinator friendly trees and shrubs provide a natural and reliable food source for hummingbirds and can give them protection from prey.

The bright-red flower spikes look like bottle-scrubbers and bloom for a significant part of the year from spring to summer, and sometimes all the way to fall.

Given bottlebrush plants can tolerate salt in the air, they do particularly well in coastal regions, but they are also found in abundance in the South.

Because bottlebrush plants bloom right throughout the summer, and sometimes all the way into fall, they are an excellent and consistent food source for hummingbirds when other nectar plants are not in bloom.

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