This perennial, fruiting shrub will attract flickers, Cedar Waxwings, bluebirds, woodpeckers, and other fruit-eaters. The plant features white blooms starting in late spring, then berries. The moderate grower can reach 10-12 feet in height and doesn't mind the shade. Zones 3-8
The Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)
is in the woodpecker family and can be found year-round in most of the country. Look for pale bellies with dark spots and a grayish brown back. They measure about 12-14 inches long, and have a wingspan of 17-20 inches. Flickers love ants, and attracting the birds will serve as a natural form of pest control.