Allegheny ServiceberryAmelanchier laevis 15-25' The most common Amelanchier in Maine.
The unique purplish-orange bronzed color of the unfolding leaves on this understory tree is a favorite spring sight. Pendulous white blossoms precede the young leaves and are followed by berries that ripen in midsummer. Purplish-black sweet berries good in pies, cobblers, jellies, jams, smoothies and cakes. Berries are about the size of a lowbush blueberry, or a bit larger, and seedier.
Referred to as Shad or Shadbush by old-timers because the blossoms coincide with the spring shad run in certain Maine streams.
Likes well-drained acid soils along the edge of fields, streams and roads. Considered to be self-fruitful but we recommend planting more than one for best fruit sets. Native midwest to eastern U.S. and Canada. Z2. (1-3' bare-root plants)
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