All summer we featured invasive plants every Wednesday. Now it’s time to say “thank you” to our native plants. Each week we’ll showcase a plant that’s native to the continental United States. This week’s plant is the serviceberry.
If you’re looking for a small native woody tree for your garden that adds structure to the landscape and looks good throughout the year, try one of the Amelanchier species.
Amelanchier goes by several common names depending on your location. These include shadblow, shadbush, juneberry, and saskatoon. Amelanchier readily hybridizes with other species of its genus native to the same region, sometimes making the exact species of a plant difficult to ascertain.