Berrying bushes for sandy soil

kelpJanuary 16, 2013

My daughter recently moved from a yard with clay soil to one with sandy soil. She would like to attract more birds to her yard, including wild turkeys that are known to be in the area. Does anyone know of native shrubs bearing berries, fruit, or nuts that can tolerate sandy soil? Most will be in full sun. She's in zone 6A, in eastern MA.

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If it is not too dry i would suggest Winterberry holly, Highbush cranberry, and Northern Bayberry. I seen wild turkeys eat all of these. They also seen to love seed heads of almost any type of grass in late summer.
I think all of these would do well in sandy soil if you add organic matter and keep them watered.

    Bookmark   January 21, 2013 at 4:27AM
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Thank you. I'll pass on the suggestions.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 8:53AM
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