Latin: Amelanchier canadensis
Other common names: Shadbush serviceberry, thicket shadblow, shadbush, oblongleaf juneberry, downy serviceberry, Chuckle Berry, Currant-tree, Sugarplum
Mature Height: 25 ft.
Soil / Climate: Prefers moist soils in swamps and thickets.
Notes: Leaves are 1.5 - 2.5 inches, oblong-elliptic in shape, and finely toothed. Autumn colors are deep orange to red. Flowers are white with long petals, and bloom in dense groups. Fruit is dark purple, 1/3 inch in diameter, and is often used in pies and jellies. The shrub is called the juneberry because the fruit ripens in June. It is used as a medicinal plant, and an ornamental plant. It is sometimes made into bonsai.
Wildlife: Fruit is eaten by ruffed grouse, dove, several varieties of woodpeckers, and many more birds.
Cold Stream Farm supplies Shadbush Serviceberry shrubs which are grown as bare root seedlings and transplants and sold both wholesale and retail with no minimum order.