Amelanchier arborea, Downy Serviceberry

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Common in woodlands throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region, this native provides seasonal interest from early spring blossoms through vivid fall color. Edible fruit is ready for picking early summer, but there will be fierce competition with the 58 wildlife and 35 bird species that use this tree.

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Tags: Albizia julibrissin – Mimosa / Silk Tree, Cornus species – Dogwoods, Paulownia tomentosa – Princess Tree, Pyrus calleryana – Bradford Pear, Hardiness: USDA Zones 4-9, Use near patios, in groups or woodland gardens, deciduous small tree/large shrub, Young leaves covered in soft hairs, Drooping clusters of five-petaled flowers present
before leaves for about a week from March to April, Fleshy, berry-like pomes ripen red to deep purple, Yellow or red autumn color, Smooth, dappled bark splits and furrows as ages