Canadian serviceberry is a woody, deciduous shrub native to the US. Shadbush is the common name because its flowering coincides with the annual migrations of shad in New England rivers. 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 and 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 and is sometimes made into bonsai. The fruit is eaten by ruffed grouse, dove, several varieties of woodpeckers and many more birds. Soil: prefers moist soils in swamps and thickets. Light: partial to full shade. Height: 25 ft. Zones: 4-7
Stock 1-2 feet tall at pick-up.
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