As a comment about Tea-Leaf Viburnum (Viburnum setigerum), Newyorkrita wrote:

I originally planted seven shrubs of Tea Viburnum in my garden because I had read that the fruit is very attractive to overwintering Bluebirds. I have never seen a Bluebird here in my garden yet and I have had the shrubs for many years. As far as I can see nothing eats the fruit as it lasts all thru the winter and is still hanging on in the spring.

Attractive orange berries on graceful slender shrubs.

Dec 6, 2013 11:52 AM CST
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Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
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I can't answer to whether this is a favorite of bluebirds or not, but it sure is a favorite of mine. Your excellent photos just reinforce how handsome this shrub is - and redouble my interest in someday being able to visit such a fine garden as yours.
Dec 6, 2013 12:01 PM CST
Name: Rita
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The shrubs and fruit are beautiful and have really grown nicely. I guess there just are no bluebirds around to find them! But I am very glad I planted them.
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