Downy Serviceberry

Arbor walk #40, Treekeeper ID #4578

This Missouri native tree offers edible small berry-like fruit, usually quickly eaten by birds, that changes color throughout the seasons. It starts out green, turns red, then blue-black in June. Also called Juneberries, they are similar in size and shape to blueberries and can be used to make jellies and jams. It has white flowers in Spring, a beautiful fall color, and grey bark in winter.

Common NameDowny Serviceberry
Latin NameAmelanchier arborea
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