Serviceberry, Shadblow

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This tree is one of the 150 trees initially included in the arboretum to coincide with the campus's 150th anniversary celebration.

Scientific Name:
Amelanchier canadensis


Native to:
Maine to Iowa ,south to northern Florida and Louisiana

Mature Height and Width:
15-25 feet by 10-25 feet

Additional Notes:
Serviceberry is one of the first species to flower and produce pollen.  For that reason, its plays an important role as a pollen source for bees, butterflies and other pollinator species.  Soon after, many species of songbirds use its fruit as a highly nutritious food source, long before other fruits have ripened.