Juneberry is a small tree that looks great throughout the year, but it is admired most in the fall, because of the fiery red color of the leaves.
Juneberry (Amelanchier arborea)
How do bees travel to trees?
- They take the buzz!
Did you know?
- Native Americans would dry and mix the berries with meat and fat to form a high-energy food, called pemmican, used to nourish winter travelers
- Young stems and branches were used to make arrows, rope, and baskets
- Early settlers used the bark to make all kinds of medicine
- The wood was crafted into a corset or heavy robe to use as body armor
- Downy Serviceberry
- Downy Juneberry
- Common Serviceberry
- Birds and small mammals use it for shelter and nesting
- Deer feed on the twigs and leaves
- Numerous birds and mammals eat the fruit
- 10-20' tall, with a crown width of 10-20'
- Full sun to partial shade
- Moist, well-drained soil
Select Identification Characteristics:
- Leaf Type: Simple
- Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
- Bud Arrangement: Alternate
- Terminal Bud: Single