Amelanchier arborea, Serviceberry
A delightful Missouri native tree, Serviceberry, Amelanchier arborea, sparkles with lightly scented white flowers that open in early spring, around the same time as Redbuds. Deep blue-purple berries follow in the late summer which can be harvested for jams and other delicious dishes. Berries also provide food for birds and other wildlife.
In fall leaves turn intense colors of yellows and orange. Considered a large shrub or small tree. Found naturally as an underside tree on the border of woods. Easy to care for Missouri native tree. Chosen a Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant of Merit for its outstanding ornamental qualities and ability to thrive in the St. Louis area.
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