Shadblow Amelanchier canadensis - Serviceberry or Juneberry
This native tree is a fruit bearing flowering shrub or tree is also called Juneberry, shadbush, shadblow and May cherry. These native fruiting trees can be grown as a multi-stemmed shrub or small flowering tree growing to 20 to 30 foot height range with a 10 to 15 foot spread. The beautiful flowers are plentiful, fragrant, and grouped in showy white clusters. They flower the earliest of the flowering trees and the fall foliage is a brilliant orange-yellow to red.
The berries of the Amelanchier ripen in June are edible and tasty. They are a good source of iron and copper. Native Americans ate the berries raw and dried them into loaves for later use in soups, stews and mixed with meat and fat for travel food. They also used the wood for arrows, spears, and crosspieces for canoes. The juice of the berries was used as a dye. These service berry berries are used today in jams, jellies, and wines.
A very adaptable plant, Serviceberry may be found from southern Alaska south to California and east to Alberta. It is found southward at the east part of its range through the Dakotas, Nebraska, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. It is sure to spark interest when people visit.
Plant Serviceberry Flowering Trees where you want to naturalize, as a screen, or as a specimen tree.
GreenwoodNursery.com is one of the few mail order nurseries that offer this rare native specimen for natural landscapes.
Serviceberry Canadensis ships as one to two foot tall field grown transplant plants - 1 Order Contains 5 Plants
Now booking for Fall to ship in November for zones 5-9. Ships Spring 2024 for zones 3-4.
Plants shipping to CA and AZ addresses will be bare rooted before being prepped for shipping.
- Category: Trees, Bare Root Trees, Flowering Trees, Shrubs, Bare Root Shrubs, Flowering Shrubs, Fruit Plants, Fruit Trees
- Plant Type: Deciduous
- Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial
- Soil Condition: Well Drained, Moist
- Bloom Season: Spring
- Bloom Color: White
- Mature Height: 20 - 30ft
- Growth Rate: Medium-growing
- Planting Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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