Fruit plants for attracting wildlife
Browse our range of the best fruit bushes and fruit trees for attracting wildlife into your garden. Whilst we normally think of nurturing fruit for our own consumption, it’s also wonderful for growing as an ornamental feature and makes an excellent source of food and nutrients for wildlife if we allow them to indulge on the delicious crop. Fruit trees such as apples, apricots, damsons, nectarines, peaches and plums provide nesting sites for smaller birds, allowing them to feel safe from cats, larger birds of prey and other predators. Soft fruit flowers require pollination by bees and butterflies and then, if left unprotected, will provide more food for wildlife and birds once the fruits start to swell. Leaving some of your culinary herbs to flower also helps provide a rich source of nectar for bees and butterflies and will leave your kitchen garden teeming wildlife on warm summer days. Developing a wildlife friendly garden is not only good ecologically but also gives you the opportunity to watch wildlife up close at your leisure, whilst keeping unwanted pests at bay. Ladybirds, spiders, lacewings, birds and small mammals will naturally eat garden pests and avoid the need to spray with harmful chemicals. You’ll also help to support our beautiful native wildlife to stem the decline many species have experienced more recently, given the growth in urbanisation and de-naturalisation of our landscapes.