FEATURED NATIVE TREE: Amelanchier canadensis, shadbush
The shadbush is a small, deciduous tree with white flower clusters that bloom in early spring. It grows in wet areas such as swamps and forested wetlands throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed, mostly in the coastal plain. This small tree's other common name, "serviceberry," stems from the days when harsh winters delayed funeral services until spring, when the blossoms of this tree came into bloom. Blue-colored fruit is eaten by birds in the summer.
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