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"A man does not plant a tree for himself, he plants it for posterity." - Alexander Smith   


Allegheny Serviceberry
(Amelanchier laevis wieg)

Donated by Marsha Holzhauer
Tree Map Location: # 33
In Memory of Phyllis Ward

Allegheny Serviceberry tree Allegheny Serviceberry leaf Allegheny Serviceberry bark Allegheny Serviceberry fruit

Leaf: Alternate, simple, ovate, pinnately-veined, 1 1/2 to 3 inches long, finely serrate. Green above, glabrous even when young, emerging leaves orange-brown to purple.  
Flower: Showy, white, 5 petals that are 1/2 inch long, borne on up to 4 inch racemes, appear before the leaves in early spring.  
Fruit: Ripening in early to mid summer, 1/4 to 3/8 inch in diameter, rounded, red ripening to dark purple or black when ripe, edible.  
Twig: Slender, flexible, red-brown in color, may be covered with fine hairs when young; buds may be up to 1/2 inch long, pointed, covered with scales, may have hairy margins, light yellow-green to reddish yellow.  
Bark: Smooth when young, ashy-gray with dark stripes; later becoming rough with long splits and furrows.  
Form: A shrub or small tree with a narrow crown, usually with an upright stem, to 40 feet.  
Source: College of Natural Resource Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University  
Website: http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro

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