The Best Trees and Shrubs for Ontario Pollinators

So many people ask what is the best to plant for pollinators to feast upon.  I base my recommendations on published bee appeal values posted by universities.  I only selected plants that rated very good or excellent for bee appeal.  Also, we only selected native species since these species have developed special bonds with our pollinators.

Here is the listing:

  • Serviceberry
  • Canada and American Plum
  • Cherry
  • Ohio Buckeye
  • Eastern Redbud
  • Northern Catalpa
  • Indigo bush
  • Eastern flowering dogwood
  • Hawthorn
  • Basswood
  • Eldeberry
  • Honey locust
  • Sumac
  • Meadowsweet
about author

Marion Robertson

marion@beesweetnature.ca

<p>Marion has always had a love for native plants. When she realized native Ontario plants were starting to go extinct, she started collecting their seeds and growing new trees in their family tree nursery, in essence, saving the plant species.</p>