Best Trees & Shrubs for Fall Color
Chokecherry: red leaves, black fruit
Black chokecherry is a small tree, growing to 30 feet, or a large shrub. It offers small white flowers in spring; in the fall, it sports leaves in shades of red plus black, 1/2-inch fruit. Birds generally get to the fruit before anyone else has a chance. The melanocarpa variety is more compact than the species, topping out at about 20 feet.