Looking for ornamental Native shrub/small tree
Hi there, I'm looking for a native large shrub or small tree that is a stunning bloomer, has a nice form, and also provides wildlife value (bees, birds, etc.). Fall color a plus.
This specimen will be located in a very focal point in the front yard. It is full sun with rich garden soil but on the dry side so once established it should be able to tolerate some dryness.
It is replacing a mature burning bush planted by the previous owner - which is reasonably attractive and has stunning fall color, I must admit. It thrives in this location and makes tons of berries, and I have seen cedar waxwings, mockingbirds, and robins eat the berries (which means they're spreading burning bush seeds everywhere!).
Since burning bush is an invasive non-native, I want to get rid of it. My overall plant is to reduce the non-natives in the yard and replace them with natives.
Thanks for any suggestions.