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Service Berry in Bloom

April 29, 2015

Posted in : Garden Tips

Amelanchier Canadensis often called service berry in bloom can commonly be found in our woods. It's a small native shade tolerant tree with an early bloom, nice striated bark and good orange fall color. It's also somewhat wet site tolerant. The fruit is a small red berry borne in June giving this plant it's alternate name June berry. The fruits are edible and make a decent jam if you can find them, as the birds love them. Did you know? There is a third common name for this tree; Shadblow. The name originates from the fact that when service berry is in bloom the shad are running the Delaware and Hudson.

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