Black Chokecherry Autumn Magic
I have a viburnum that got too large for the location next to our house (starting to block window). I think a black chokecherry Autumn Magic would work in this location: full sun (south), next to brick walkway to small porch. We have a short amount of lawn between the house and the gravel driveway. Autumn Magic is a shorter chokecherry, not supposed to get taller than 6'. I would like berries for the birds and like the idea of autumn foliage color (house is white). There is a spreading cotoneaster next to this location so I want a shorter shrub.
I have located two nurseries in northern VT who should have it in stock but would prefer something closer to Concord NH even if it's a long day trip. We need to move the viburnum in early spring and I would like to do a VT trip in June. Can you recommend a nursery with a good selection of shrubs?
If I go with something fairly common that doesn't have berries it might be a wigelea.
Do you have an experience growing chokecherries? Perhaps it is not a good choice for so close to the house. The window is our favorite indoor spot for watching birds so that it why I'd like a shrub that would attract them. Other shrubs will be considered. My choice needs to be 6' or shorter.