Amelanchier arborea

Leaves are alternate, simple, single toothed, and oval or oblong shaped.

leavesThis tree is known by many names: serviceberry, Juneberry, shadbush, shadblow and May cherry. It is a small tree growing to a feet under favorable conditions. The tree flowers in the early spring, and has beautiful, delicate white flowers. It is desirable as an ornamental.

The leaves are hairy when young and somewhat resemble cherry leaves in shape and outline. Leaves are dark red-brown as they unfold, but later dark dull green above, pale below and thick and firm.

The slender twigs have long-pointed, yellowish buds. The tree has a smooth, dark ashy gray and matted bark.


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