Shrubs and vines that are beneficial to wildlife generally produce some type of fruit or nut that is a favored food source for birds and mammals. The Wexford Conservation District sells a wide variety of shrubs and vines suited to the climate and soil types found locally. All of the plants on this page are native to Michigan except the crabapples. Scroll down the page and enjoy our photo gallery of the wildlife trees, shrubs, and vines that we sell.
2018 Price List for Wildlife Trees, Shrubs, and Vines
BAYBERRY (Morella pensylvanica)
Salt-tolerant woody shrub that forms thickets 6 - 7 feet in height. Produces clusters of waxy gray-white fruit on second-year stems. This species is dioecious, meaning there are separate male and female plants. Once established, it will slowly creep with rhizomes forming dense thickets. Does well in full sun on sandy soils, but is only hardy to zone 5. Native to eastern U.S.
CRABAPPLE, MAGENTA (Malus niedzwetzyana)
Small tree that will grow to 20" tall. Leaves are red in the spring, and retain a reddish hue for most of the year. Flowers are pink. Fruits are ½” in diameter, persist through the winter, and are a favorite of larger songbirds. Does best in full sun on a wide variety of soils, but prefers loam. Hybrid.