Royal Raindrop crab | PHOTO COURTESY OTTAWA LAKESIDE NURSER
Most popular are the crab, serviceberry, redbud and birch, but this group also includes cherry, dogwood and hawthorn.
One of the most popular is the three-stem river birch, an unusual tree with three trunks growing up from the ground and an interesting white/black bark.
Uses for ornamentals include screening or as an anchor plant at the corner of the house.
For variety, visit online at ottawalakesidenursery.com/trees-and-shrubs/ornamental-trees/.