This Missouri native tree offers edible, berry-like fruit that changes color throughout the seasons. It starts out green, turns red, then blue-black in June. The competition for the fruit is stiff because they are a favorite of many bird species.
Also called Juneberries, the fruit are similar in size and shape to blueberries (but is a pome instead of a berry) and can be used to make jellies and jams. It has white flowers in Spring, beautiful foliage in fall, and silvery-gray bark in winter, making it a standout all-year-round.
|Common Name||Downy Serviceberry,|
|Latin Name||Amelanchier arborea|