Our native Shadbush (Amelanchier canadensis
) flowers early, then produces a crop of berries just in time to support nesting birds, and finishes the season with leaves of yellow to red.
Redroot (Ceanothus americana), Blueberry (Vaccinium spp.), Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis
), Rosa rugosa (Rosa rugosa), Native Hydrangea (Hydrangea arboresens), Fringe Tree (Chionanthus virginica), Prickly Ash (Zanthoxylum americanum), Gingko (Gingko biloba), Birch (Betula spp.), Willow (Salix spp.)
Finally, one of the most reliable of distinguished large shrubs - the shadbush, Amelanchier canadensis
. As its name suggest, it came originally from Canada so shrugs off any winter temperature Britain is likely to inflict.
The Amelanchier canadensis
, or saskatoon, is a bushy tree which averages six to 12 feet in height but, at times, reaches up to 30 feet.
bears clusters of fragrant white flowers in early spring, juicy dark blue fruit in midsummer, and autumn leaves in yellow, orange, and red.
Serviceberry trees (Amelanchier canadensis
) and several kinds of wildflowers, such as wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) and early saxifrage (Saxifraga virginiensis), bloom on the summit in spring.