The 7 Best Shrubs for Attracting Hummingbirds

Bush with butterflies (Buddleia davidii) The butterfly bush isn't solely for butterflies, despite its common name. Its vibrant tubular blossoms draw hummingbirds as well. The plant can grow up to twelve feet tall, although pruning can slow it down.

Rhododendron catawbiense, or Catawba Rhododendron Rhododendron comes in a variety of varieties, but the funnel-shaped blossoms of the Catawba rhododendron attract hummingbirds. The plant flowers in the middle to late spring.

Known as Hibiscus syriacus, Rose of Sharon The Rose of Sharon is an easy-to-grow, low-maintenance plant that is resilient to drought. Not only is it easy to maintain, but it draws butterflies and hummingbirds to your outdoor spaces.  

Linnaea x grandiflora, or glossy Abelia The glossy abelia can reach a height of six feet and has bell-shaped blooms. Hummingbirds may insert their long beaks into that form and extract nectar from within.

Laagerstroemia indica, or Crepe Myrtle The crepe myrtle, which is common in warmer areas, typically blooms from late June to September.

Clethra alnifolia, or summersweet Hummingbirds will visit your garden as October draws near if you plant summersweet. Summersweet flowers have spikes of white blooms that unfold from the bottom to the top.

Viburnum odoratissimum, or sweet viburnum Sweet viburnum is a popular choice among landscapers for a natural hedge or privacy screen. Hummingbirds visit the clusters of tiny white blooms that sweet viburnum develops in the spring to feed on the nectar.