Plant type

Deciduous tree

Height

8m x 8m

Wildlife benefit

Bird (berries and shelter), bee, butterfly caterpillar, butterfly nectar, moth caterpillar and small mammal plant

  • A native, rounded tree of thorny habit, suitable for planting just back from the sea.
  • White to pink flowers in late spring are followed by red berries.
  • Berries eaten by Blackbird, Blackcap, Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Fieldfare, Garden Warbler, Greenfinch, Linnet, Mistle Thrush, Redwing, Song Thrush, Tree sparrow, Turtle Dove, Yellowhammer, Waxwing and Woodpigeon.
  • Black-Veined White Butterfly caterpillar food plant.
  • Bee plant.
  • Chinese Character, Lackey, Large Yellow Underwing, Light Emerald, Swallowtailed, Vapourer and Yellow-tail Moth caterpillar food plant.
  • Small mammals such as mice, bank voles and foxes take berries.
  • Host to many insects.