Allegheny Serviceberry- Amelanchier laevis is one of the firstof our native trees to bloom in spring. Its small apple like flowers look like a mist through the bare woods. The blooms are followed by small blueberry sized black fruit that rivals the blueberry in flavor. The fruit ripens in June.
These trees grow from 15 to 25 feet tall and are hardy in zones 4 to 8.
Though commonly found in the understory of mature forests, the trees are fuller and more fruitful with more sun.
They are an important flower for bees and early pollinators.
This is a lovely powerline friendly tree that fills an early niche with flowers.