Scarlet Firethorn (Pyracantha)

This perennial shrub features white blooms in the late spring and dark green, glossy foliage. The drought-tolerant fruiting plant is a favorite of Cedar Waxwings. A rapid grower, it can grow to a height of 8 feet. Zones 5-8

The Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) songbird is caramel-colored with black bands around the eyes, gray wings, and a gray tail with bright yellow tip. At their largest, the birds are 6½-8 inches in length with a wingspan of 9-12 inches. These birds travel in flocks, breeding and spending winters across Canada through the United States and into Central America. They eat small insects, some flower petals, and small berries.
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