Thinking of planting a shrub yet this year? It’s getting late in the season to plant trees and shrubs, especially to benefit from the berries (Oct. is ideal, as trees are slipping into “hibernation” and don’t require as much stability and energy for growing). You’ll still want to water up until it freezes again, too. But if you plant now you’ll have berries for the birds next year!
Here’s a fun article on shrubs that produce berries for birds, from the mother nature network.