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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

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This project was supported in part by NSF Grant IIS-03-25867 (ITR: An Electronic Field Guide: Plant Exploration and Discovery in the 21st Century) and by the Washington Biologists' Field Club.
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