Re: Pollinator Friendly 'Living Snow Fence'
Willows - beneficial early pollen/nectar source; grow fast; not evergreen - but they can create a nice thicket and a great wind/snow break.
Originally Posted by NorthMaine
Amur privet - good nectar source in June (my bumble bees go crazy on privet); slower growing, but do create a nice thicket too (good wind/snow break); though, privet is non-native, if that is important.
In general, most all ever-greens are use-less to bees and pollinators.
You want blooming, deciduous bush varieties that create thicket and tend to spread. Google on hedge plants.
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