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Shadblow Serviceberry

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Amelanchier canadensis

Flower Description:

Long-petaled, white blossoms flower before the leaves emerge, making this an important early pollinator plant. The berry is small, crimson colored, and edible. Favored by birds.

Season BloomApril-May
HabitatAmelanchiers are small trees or large understory shrubs with multi stems. They are valued for their three season beauty, early season pollinator benefit and berries by early-mid summer for birds.
Leaf DescriptionLeaves are simple, elliptical with serrated edges. They are alternate on the stem. In fall they turn an orange to red-burgundy color.
Soil Type Wet
Light Source Partial Shade, Sun