Shad Bush or NZ Whitebait Tree
(Flowers when the whitebait are running.) Hardy attractive shrub or small tree. White starry flowers cover the tree early spring with fresh coppery growth providing good contrast. Small purple berries follow which can be useful for culinary purposes and are also attractive to birds. Great autumn display with yellow, orange, crimson to purple colour. Very hardy, tolerates dry exposed conditions, deciduous, grows to 4 x 3m.
Suitable for: Group and feature planting, smaller avenues.
Features: Tolerates dry exposed conditions, spring blossom and colourful autumn display.
Botanical Name: AMELANCHIER canadensis