I’d like to plant a tree to encourage birds in to my garden. Preferably to grow no taller than 20ft. Has anyone got any suggestions for me please?
thankyou. Eileen 107
Top of the Hill, North London
Birds love the berries on Rowan trees and some are not too large.
We have an amelanchier that will grow to a maximum of 4m in height and breadth, has lovely bronze new leaf growth at the moment, followed by white flowers in April, then berries that the birds also love.
A vote for amelanchier from me too , the "Grandiflora" is a smaller type
I'd go for a crab apple - Evereste is a particular favourite. Smothered in white blossom in spring and loads of cherry sized fruit which start to colour up in August. The orangey-yellow fruits are retained on the tree through winter - often right through until Jan / Feb when the blackbirds have a feast. The berries can be used to make jelly and little clusters of them are a good addition to seasonal decorations.
Heaven is ... sitting in the garden with a G&T and a cat while watching the sun go down