A Late-Summer Wildlife Retreat. Birds and other friendly creatures will find this late-season garden irresistible. The birdbath offers water, while plants such as black-eyed Susan and sedum provide food for both birds and butterflies when many plants are slowing down. Garden size: 16 by 10 feet.
Simpson's Stopper, (Myrcianthes fragrans), Florida native plant, for butterflies and native pollinators. shrub 5 to 20 feet high. Fragrant, showy flowers and showy red fruit. Sun to partial shade. Attracts birds and pollinators.
I love my witch hazel bush in my Missouri garden. It's beautiful throughout the year. The leaves have a pretty shape. It blooms with tiny flowers even before the spring. And the yellow foliage in the fall is really gorgeous. Zone 5 should be fine for this one. Give this guy plenty of room. Mine is about 10 feet tall after 10 years. They can grow to 30 feet high, says the website--and 15 feet wide. Mine is in part shade, and it thrives there.