Here are a few favorite trees, shrubs and woody vines that attract butterflies. Some provide nectar for adult butterflies. Others serve as host plants for butterfly larvae. Every good butterfly garden should include both nectar sources and larval sites.
Scarlet Beauty sweetspire
‘Henry’s Garnet’ sweetspire
The Rising Sun redbud
Find step-by-step instructions and illustrations for a variety of shrub-related projects in Horticulture Smart Gardening Techniques: Shrubs.
Discover new trees and shrubs that attract butterflies in Dirr’s Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs.
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