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
– 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
– 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
– 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
– 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).