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Bring Out Your Dead... Serviceberry is in Bloom | by Distant Hill Gardens
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Bring Out Your Dead... Serviceberry is in Bloom

It is said that Serviceberry (Amelanchier spp.) is so named because its spring bloom signaled that the ground was now thawed enough to dig graves, and funeral services could be held for those who had died over the winter.

 

This is Canadian Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis), a wetland-loving deciduous shrub or small tree native to eastern North America. It grows anywhere from 1.5 to 25 ft (0.5–8 m) tall with one to many stems and a narrow, fastigiate crown, meaning its branches slope upward more or less parallel to the main stem.

 

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Taken on May 12, 2014