A large shrub or small tree. Has white flowers followed by an edible fruit that the birds love.
best in mostly sunny to sites with some shade, will tolerate hot sunny areas
Soil & Site
white, borne in pendulous racemes at the end of April before the leaves have appeared.
edible fruit starts green, changes to red and than ripens to a purple color, botanically called a pome, birds love this fruit
simple, opposite, emerge as a grayish bronze color changing to green, excellent fall color, yellows, reds and oranges
smooth gray bark
15 feet tall, a large shrub or small tree
The species plant has a few nick names. June berry because the fruit ripens in June, Serviceberry because it bloomed during the spring funeral services, also resembles the English fruit tree (Sorbus domestica) called service tree and Shadblow because it bloomed when the Shad ran in the spring. Ovalis means oval referring to the leaves.
Notes & Reference
#01-Manual of Woody Landscape Plants (Michael Dirr)