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Name Botanical Name Comments
Height/Spread Sun or Shade
1.5-5/3-5 ft. .5-1.5/1-1.5 m sun to part shade
Flower Colour Zone
white 4
fruit bearing shrubs
BLUEBERRY Vaccinium spp.
Compact fruit bearing shrubs, grown for interesting fall foliage, coloured stems, fruit, needs acid soil
CHERRY, NANKING Prunus tomentosa 10/7 ft. 3/2 m pink
sun 2-3 Large shrub, single pink spring flowers, followed by small edible cherries; attracts birds
CHOKEBERRY Aronia melanocarpa 5/3-5 ft. 1.5/1-1.5 m white sun 3
Red fall foliage follow spring display of white flowers, birds like black berries
CURRANT Ribes spp. 3-5/3-5 ft. 1-1.5/1-1.5 m various sun to part shade 3
Fragrant spring flowers are followed by abundant berries; good for preserves
GOOSEBERRY Ribes spp. 3/3 ft. 1/1 m yellow sun to part shade 3
Several varieties with tart, edible fruit; good for eating fresh or preserves
RASPBERRY Rubus spp. 5/5 ft. 1.5/1.5 m white sun 2
Several varieties of shrubs producing large red fruit; good for canning, eating fresh or freezing
SASKATOON Amelanchier alnifolia 7/5 ft. 2/1.5 m white sun 2
Varieties of native shrubs; prolific white spring flowers, followed by large sweet fruit and interesting orange fall foliage

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