Calling all bird lovers!

Serviceberry and Chokeberries are two shrubs/small trees that offer birds both shelter and food.

Serviceberries are native trees and the ultimate four-season tree. 
– snowy-white flowers appear before the leaves in April-May attracting insects and many nesting birds

Downy Serviceberry, $28.99

– small red to purplish-black edible fruit in June-July that attracts birds such as Cedar Waxwing and Gray Catbird
– stunning fall colour that ranges from yellow to brilliant orange and red in October

Serviceberry (Amelanchier)

– interesting grey bark that looks great when up-lighting is used to highlight the branching patterns
– other birds attracted to Serviceberries are Robins, Orioles, Woodpeckers, Mourning Doves, Cardinals, Grosbeaks and more

Height:  19’ (6m)
Spread:  13’ (4m)
Shape:  broad, oval, upright form

Autumn Magic Chokeberry also has characteristics for all for seasons:
– fragrant white flowers with red anthers in May also attracting insects and hummingbirds as well as nesting birds

Autumn Magic Chokeberry, $28.99

– deep purplish-black berries in the summer that are gobbled up by birds such as Robins, Orioles, Blue Jays, Cedar Waxwings, Woodpeckers, Grosbeaks, Gray Catbird, Finches, Cardinals, Flickers, and more

Red Chokeberry (Aronia)

– fall turns the glossy leaves into colours of red and purple
– useful as a hedge to shield other plants from winter winds

Height:  4’ (1.2m)
Spread:  3’ (1m)
Shape:  upright spreading form

Place summer-flowering shrubs and perennials near these spring-flowering trees (such as shrub roses and ornamental grasses, it also looks great in the spring with early spring-flowering bulbs at its base (daffodils, tulips).

Do you have a spot in your garden for these beauties – the birds will thank you!