Allegheny Serviceberry

Amelanchier laevis

Native to eastern North America, also called Smooth Serviceberry or Smooth Shadbush, this small tree has distinct purplish-bronze leaves when young. The tree produces small purplish-black fruits. These fruits are sweet, juicy, and edible, but often quickly eaten by birds.
Habitat:
Moist, well-drained, rich soils in partial sun.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous, small tree, growing to 7.6 m tall, 7.6 m wide.
Bloom Time:
Early spring, appearing before leaves.
Longevity:
Moderate.
Presence in US:
AL CT DC DE GA IA IL IN KY MA MD ME MI MN MS NC NH NJ NY OH OR PA RI SC TN VA VT WI WV
Presence in Canada:
NB NL NS ON PE QC