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One tree you'll find on almost every list of underrated trees is shadblow (Amelanchier species — this one is Amelanchier x grandiflora, zones 4 to 9). Many species exist, and most you'll find at nurseries are also native to North America. Shadblow is a sure sign of spring in the Northeast, with billowy white flowers similar to those of flowering fruit trees, and it produces edible fruit as well. (Get it before the birds do.) On top of that, most shads have fabulous fall color, from red-purple to red-orange. Most grow to 25 feet tall and wide, though some may grow taller, and they prefer average to moist soil.
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