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.