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Shadbush

Amelanchier canadensis

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Description:

Small understory shrub that produces white blossoms and edible fruit. It is one of the earliest blooming plants in spring and is commonly referred to as Shadbush, because its flowering conincides with the annual migration of shad in our rivers. Flowers in April/May. Prefers moist, neutral to acidic soil. Can tolerate clay but may not do as well. 6′-20′ tall. Full sun to shade.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Serviceberry, Juneberry
Plant Family:Rosaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Shrubs/Subshrub
Plant Habitat:Pitch pine lowlands, hardwood swamp
South Jersey Native Range:Pine Barrens, Pine Barrens Periphery, South Jersey
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Bloom Time:April to May
Fruit Timing:Mid June to mid July
Global and State Rank:G5, S4
Commercially available landscape plant?Yes
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Loam, Sandy
Soil Moisture:Dry, Moist
Soil pH:Acidic, Slightly Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun to shade
Light Range:Partial Shade, Shade, Sun
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Dry, Moist

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