Amelanchier laevis (North America)
Habit: Decorative large shrub, 3-5 (8) m tall and wide; light habit, broad and round small tree, occasionally with round crown; twigs somewhat overhanging; moderate rate of growth.
Flowers: When leaves shoot; loosely lilting, white racemes, end of April to beginning of May; slight, pungent smell.
Fruits: Juicy, sweetish berries, reddish or bluish black, edible.
Leaves: Elliptical, reddish shoots, then pale green; pretty autumn colours, yellow to orange-red, October.
Roots: Shallow, sensitive to soil compaction.
Demands: Sunny to slightly shady, frost hardy; needs wind protection when flowering.
Soil: On all soil that is not too poor; prefers slightly acidic substrates; moderately dry to moist.
Hardiness: Zone 5b