Amelanchier or shadbush or serviceberry is our favorite this during May. They are blooming for Mother’s Day – smooth gray bark, small white clusters of flowers that turn to dark purple berries. This is a favorite of many birds, including cedar waxwings. It comes shrub form (Regent to 6′) and tree form either multi stem or less common, single stem. Out favorite tall variety is Autumn Brilliance, which grow to 20′. It tolerates full sun, part shade and likes moist well drained soil – ideal near the house – for bird watching. Look for it in moist fields and along roadsides this time of year.