Yealy Calendar
Planting for Pollinators


Planting for Pollinators
Roberta A. Clark, Extension Educator
Cape Cod Cooperative Extension
UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forestry Program

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April
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Trees Corneliancherry dogwood – Cornus mas
Red maple – Acer rubrum
Shrubs Mt. pieris – Pieris floribunda
Winter-fragrant honeysuckle – Lonicera fragrantissima
Perennials Virginia bluebells – Mertensia virginica
Dandelions
May
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Trees Alternate leaf dogwood – Cornus alternifolia
American holly – Ilex opaca
Crabapple – Malus spp.
Serviceberry – Amelanchier laevis
Tupelo – Nyssa sylvatica
Shrubs Bearberry – Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Blueberry – Vaccinium corymbosum
Fothergilla – Fothergilla major, F. gardenii
Inkberry – Ilex glabra
Red-veined Enkianthus – Enkianthus campanulatus
Shadbush – Amelanchier canadensis
Raspberry – Rubus varieties
Redbud – Cercis canadensis
Winterberry – Ilex verticillata
Perennials ‘May Night’ salvia – Salvia ‘May Night’
Chives – Allium schoenoprasum
Columbine – Aquilegia canadensis, Aquilegia hybrids
Hardy geranium – Geranium spp.
Mountain bluet – Centaurea montana
Ornamental Onions – Allium, various species
Moss phlox – Phlox subulata
Woodland phlox – Phlox divaricata
June
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Trees American linden – Tilia americana
Tulip tree – Liriodendron tulipifera
Yellowwood – Cladrastis kentuckea
Shrubs Smooth hydrangea – Hydrangea arborescens
Perennials Beebalm – Monarda didyma
Bellflower – Campanula spp.
Borage – Borago officinalis
Catmint – Nepeta spp.
Mountain mint – Monarda punctata
Foxglove – Digitalis spp.
Pincushion flower – Scabiosa caucasica
Queen Anne’s Lace
Stokes aster – Stokesia laevis
Thyme – Thymus spp.
Yarrow – Achillea spp.
July
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Trees Goldenrain tree – Koelreuteria paniculata
Sourwood – Oxydendrum arboreum
Shrubs Sweet Pepperbush – Clethra alnifolia
Ninebark – Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diablo’, ‘Summer Wine’
Panicle hydrangea – Hydrangea paniculata
Shining sumac – Rhus coppalina
Butterfly bush – Buddleia davidii
Perennials Black eye Susan – Rudbeckia spp.
Butterfly weed – Asclepias tuberose
Coneflower – Echinacea purpurea
Coreopsis – Coreopsis grandiflora, C. lanceolata, C. verticillata
False sunflower – Heliopsis ‘Summer Sun’
Gayfeather – Liatris spicata
Globe thistle – Echinops ritro
Anise hyssop – Agastaches spp.
Swamp milkweed – Asclepias incarnate
Herbs Dill
Lavender
Oregano
Rosemary
Annuals Calendula
Cosmos
Mallows
Nasturtium
Snapdragon
Sunflower
Verbena bonariensis
August
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Shrubs Blue mist shrub – Caryopteris x clandonensis
Chaste tree – Vitex spp.
Glossy abelia – Abelia grandiflora
Perennials ‘Autumn Joy’ sedum – Sedum spp.
Sneezeweed – Heleniumautumnale
September
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Shrubs Seven son flower – Heptacodium miconioides
Perennials Golden rod – Solidago spp.
New York ironweed – Veronia novaboracensis
October
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Shrubs Witch hazel – Hamamelis virginiana
Perennials Asters – Aster spp.
‘Sheffield Pink’ Chrysanthemum
Nippon daisy – Chrysanthemim nippponicum
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