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Canadian Serviceberry
Amelanchier canadensis

Also called Shadblow Serviceberry, Downy Serviceberry, Eastern Serviceberry or Shadbush, this deciduous small tree or shrub is native to eastern North America. The trunk is multi-stemmed with upward-sloping branches and a narrow crown. The 7-10 mm diameter fruit is dark purple when ripe, sweet, and edible.

Habitat:Wet soils, partial shade.
Growth Habit:Deciduous, large shrub, up to 7.6 m tall, 6.1 m wide.
Bloom Time:Early to mid-spring.
Longevity:Long-lived.
Presence in US:AL CT DC DE GA MA MD ME MS NC NH NJ NY PA RI SC TN VA WV
Presence in Canada:NB NS ON PE QC
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