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Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Amelanchier laevis or arborea or interior

Flower Description:

Blooming in May, the provide pollination early in the season. The white-pink blossoms have five petals and bloom at stem terminal ends in clusters of 4-20. The fruit is red-purple and small and forms in early to mid summer. The fruits are important to wildlife.

Season BloomApr-May
HabitatGrows well in acidic, moist and well-drained soils. Full sun and partial shade are best for these trees. Three of a about 20 species of deciduous-leaved shrubs and small trees in the Rose family.
CyclePerennial Woody
Leaf DescriptionLeaves are deciduous, alternal, simple, and lace to elliptically shaped. Turn peach colored in fall.
Soil Type Wet
Light Source Partial Shade, Sun