Downy Serviceberry
Downy Serviceberry bark
Downy Serviceberry leaf
Downy Serviceberry
Recognition Features 

Simple, alternate, pinnate, toothed leaves

Historical Notes 

Serviceberry is also known as the shadbush, shadblow, or juneberry.  The tree bursts into bloom in early spring “when the shad run.”  It blooms even before its leaves have come out (Peattie 1964).  When the leaves do come out of the bud, they are covered with silvery down (Braun 1961).  The fruit matures by June and is edible (Petrides 1988).

Scientific Name 
Amelanchier arborea
Scientific Family 
Common Family 
Rose Family
Denison Tree ID 
Bench area in front of Doane