Other common names:
Allegheny Serviceberry, Smooth Shadbush|
Rose Family (Rosaceae)
Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana)
Spring; White; 5 parts (petals)
Alternate, Simple, Toothed
Up to 6 m (19 ft)
Forests, Fields and Open Areas
The ripe berries are edible.
Shrubs of Ontario: 163
Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 314
The young branches and buds of Serviceberry are reddish brown and smooth, while the older twigs are gray. The flowers are plentiful, fragrant, and grouped in showy white clusters. The berries are edible and tasty, if you beat the birds to them during the early summer.
Great Americans: Serviceberry (Shadbush), from The Monday Garden, by Sue Sweeney
13 photographs available, of which 3 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.
Range Map is at the bottom of the page
Range map for Smooth Serviceberry (Amelanchier laevis)
PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.
(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website
and is displayed here in accordance with their