Downy Serviceberry Tree Information

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Downy Serviceberry grows in the following 37 states and provinces:

Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin

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The Amelanchier Arborea is commonly known as the Downy Serviceberry, Juneberry, Shadblow, Shadbush as well as Sugarplum.

The currently accepted scientific name for downy serviceberry is Amelanchier arborea (Michx.) Fern.( Rosaceae) . Downy serviceberry hybridizes with the following species : A. humilis Wieg. A. canadensis (L.) Medic. A. laevis Wieg. A. bartramiana (Tausch) Roemer Hybridization is common and usually produces fertile offspring. Authors differ in their treatment of the hybrids .

Downy serviceberry occurs from the southern tip of Newfoundland south to the northern tip of the Florida Panhandle and west to southern Ontario and Quebec, eastern Kansas, the eastern edge of Nebraska, and southern Mississippi and Alabama.  North of Virginia, it is found along the coast, but from Virginia south it occurs inland .

Some of the information provided here is attributed to:Snyder, S. A. 1992. Amelanchier arborea. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). , available at the USDA Fire Effects Information System (FEIS) website