Amelanchier arborea (downy serviceberry)

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Key Characteristics

  • Small tree, understory, insect pollinated, bird dispersed, grows in all sites except flooded
  • Bark smooth, grayish, thin, conspicuous network of dark vertical lines (looks stretched)
  • Winter buds long and narrow, sharp-pointed, scales often twisted
  • Leaf blades finely and sharply serrate; folded at flowering time
  • Fruit a pome
  • Small leaf

Sourced from page 159 in "Michigan Trees"


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