Downy Serviceberry

Amelanchier arborea

This species, native to eastern North America, has smooth gray bark and bears round, reddish-purple fruit. Seed germination is enhanced by passage through the guts of birds, such as Cedar Waxwings.
Habitat:
Dry woodlands, forest edges, stream banks.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous shrub or small tree, growing to 9 m tall or more.
Bloom Time:
Mid-spring.
Longevity:
Moderate.
Presence in US:
AL AR CT DC DE FL GA IA IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS NC NE NH NJ NY OH OK PA RI SC TN TX VA VT WI WV
Presence in Canada:
NB NS ON QC