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Downy Serviceberry

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Amelanchier arborea

Flower Description:

Flowers are white and have five petals which form in drooping clusters and appear before the leaves in early spring. Flowers ripen into berries which are dark-purplish black in early summer.

Season BloomApril-May
HabitatThis lovely small tree grows in the woodland or along wooded borders. Makes a nice accent plant in a native garden. Does well along stream banks and ponds too. The early blossom provides food for pollinators, birds eat the berries, and the leaves provide fall color.
CyclePerennial woody
Leaf DescriptionFinely toothed, obvate leaves. Turn "peachy" in fall.
Soil Type All Types
Light Source Partial Shade, Sun