A good choice for a small plot, this handsome tree is compact in size and works hard for its place in the garden by putting on shows of blossom, fruit and autumn leaf colour.
Usually grown as a multi-stemmed specimen, it enjoys a sunny or partially shaded spot in moist soil.
White star shaped blooms decorate the branches in March and April and are followed later in the season by purple/black edible sweet fruits.
In early autumn, the dark green leaves turn vivid shades of red and gold before falling.
Due to its relatively small size it is an ideal tree for smaller garden; this low-maintainance tree can also be used for screening.
For best flower and leaf colour, plant in Full Sun.
Height and spread: 4m x 3m
Common name(s): Canadian Serviceberry; Grape Pear; Juneberry; Shadblow; Shadbush.
Picture: Rasbak [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)]