Amelanchier canadensis
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Amelanchier canadensis

shad berry
thicket serviceberry

  family rosaceae 
  genus amelanchier 

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Genus  Amelanchier Species  canadensis Variety  Cultivar  Common names  juneberry   shad berry   thicket serviceberry Family  ROSACEAE Specimen number  S10370 Data source  GrUnFr p177;UnFruit pp55-64
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Tree Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  20' - 30' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 03a-08b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Amelanchier canadensis can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -40� Fahrenheit. It needs a bit of a cold spell with temperatures below 15� Fahrenheit to do its best.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The berries are 1/4 inch round blueberry-sized pomes, dark purple-red, covered with bloom. It has a tasty, sweet, juicy flesh with a hint of almond flavor. Amelanchier canadensis is typically used in sweets. Thicket serviceberry (sometimes called juneberry and shad berry) is most often used fresh.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed   Buds Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style  Orchard Crop spacing  8' Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period  Jun 01 - Jun 30 Frost tolerance  Hardy Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Fresh   Sweets Nutritional value  Edible parts  Berries Description of edible parts 1/4 inch round blueberry-sized pomes, dark purple-red, covered with bloom Flavor / texture  has a tasty, sweet, juicy flesh with a hint of almond flavor
Horticulture notes  No special fertilization is necessary for Amelanchier canadensis to produce fruit. Provide 8' spacing when grown in quantity. Harvesting usually occurs in June. Thicket serviceberry (in some places called juneberry and shad berry) can be propagated by seed or with buds. This plant probably originates from Eastern and Central North America.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Amelanchier canadensis is a woody perennial. Thicket serviceberry (locally known in some parts as juneberry and shad berry) is deciduous in nature.

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