serviceberry – Amelanchier arborea
Grows 20 feet high and 12 feet wide
You can grow your serviceberry with a single or multiple stems. Just prune off the extra stems at the base of the plant.
The sunnier the spot the better, but it will tolerate some shade. The crown has an oval shape. White flowers in early spring before the leaves emerge. Edible fruit similar in taste to blueberries. Red fall colour.
pin cherry – Prunus pensylvanica
grows 30 feet high and 12 feet wide
You can grow your pin cherry with a single or multiple stems. Just prune off the extra stems at the base of the plant.The sunnier the spot the better, but it will tolerate some shade. The crown is narrow and round topped. White flowers in early spring emerge with the leaves. Edible fruit.
ironwood – Ostrya virginiana
Grows 30 feet high and 20 feet wide
Tolerant of both full sun and shade. Wide spreading crown. Yellow fall colour. Attractive to wildlife. Slow growing. You can see a row of these at the City bus terminal, alongside the long fence.
pin oak – Quercus palustris
Grows 60 feet high and 30 feet wide
Best in full sun. Has a pyramidal crown. The branches curve up, then down in maturity, eventually reaching the ground if not pruned. Makes a nice outdoor “room”. Bronze fall colour. Tolerates damp locations.
linden (basswood) – Tilia americana
Grows 60 feet high and 40 feet wide
The crown is wide spreading and domed. White flowers in the last half of June are exceptionally sweet smelling and can be used for tea.