Plant Type: Tree, Native
Water Needs: Low 2
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 35 ft. - 50 ft. Width: 5 ft. - 15 ft.
Wildlife in gardens is dependent upon water, food and shelter. Water is always essential and needed by all wildlife inclulding birds, butterflies and lizards. Planting should emphasize species diversity in order to provide a variety of food such as seed, nectar, fruit, berries and insects throughout the year. Trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, succulents and vines contribute to nesting and safety, particularly from domestic cats and dogs. And don't overlook nesting boxes and platforms that can complement the benefits of plants, as well as natural leaf litter, snags and woodpiles.
The placement of plants, water, boulders, bioswales, fences and other garden amenities should emphasize habitat diversity. Wildlife gardens should be filled with a variety of spaces. Tall trees, dense shrubs, open ground with decomposed granite, bird baths and fountains all contribute to the success of seasonal and resident wildlife species.
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