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The 11 Best Plants For Attracting Mourning Doves To Your Yard
Ash Tree
The ash tree is native to the mourning dove's habitat and gives them a shaded place to perch after feeding. It can grow up to 60 feet tall and has an extensive root system.
Eastern White Pine
This evergreen's broad canopy and pine cones provide doves with shelter and food. Growing up to 150 feet, it likes to get at least four hours of direct sunlight.
Mourning doves love this deciduous tree's sweet fruit. It's easy to grow in USDA zones 2 to 4, blooms in early spring, and bears fruit all summer.
Black Willow
Mourning doves nest in these trees and build nests from the catkin flower cluster it produces in spring. It prefers cooler climates but still needs full sun.
Mourning doves like the seeds of this easy-to-grow annual flower that's perfect for beginner gardeners. They are suitable in USDA zones 2 to 11.