Downy Serviceberry

Arbor walk #40, Treekeeper ID #4578

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 NameDowny Serviceberry,
Latin NameAmelanchier arborea
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