Species is drought tolerant once established, and thrives on both sunny and partially shaded sites. This shrub provides both food and cover for a number of birds and wildlife.
Latin name: Amelanchier alnifolia Nutt
Type of tree: broadleaf (native shrub)
Height: 2 to 3 metres
Growth rate: medium
Fruit and flowers: white flowers in early spring; purple berry-like fruit ripens in July
Soil: grows well on wide variety of soils; moderately tolerant of salinity
Limitations: difficult to establish; susceptible to a number of insect and disease problems