This perennial will sprout white blooms around midspring, then red berries follow. The moderate grower features coarse, green foliage and can grow as tall as 6 feet. It will draw thrashers, robins, Cedar Waxwings, mockingbirds, wrens, flickers, and other fruit-eating birds. Zones 3-8
The Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)
features a reddish-brown back and white belly with brown streaks. These birds are 11½
inches long and have a wingspan of about 13 inches. Fruits and nuts make up about 20-50 percent of their diet. They have a primarily eastern range, appearing from the coast to North Dakota and central Texas.