The Snowy Mespil, also known as the Juneberry, Snowy Mespilus or Serviceberry, is a deciduous shrub or small tree, originally from North America but now growing wild in Europe, including Britain. It is an ornamental tree planted widely in gardens for its delicate white flowers in early spring, red fruit in midsummer and red leaves in autumn.

Tree in April

snowy mespil flower

Flowers come out with the leaves in April. Each flower has 5 petals.

Berries are red in June/July. They turn black in autumn.

 

Tree in May

snowy mespil raceme

The flowers are in a raceme where 3 to 8 flowers are located close to a central stem.