Height: 15-25 feet
Bloom time: March to April, white
Growing conditions: Full sun to part shade.
Native range: North America
Fun fact: ☺ Serviceberry refers to the Appalachian tradition of holding memorial services for the dead that coincided with the blooming of the serviceberries ~ Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.
College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Kentucky. https://www.uky.edu/hort/Downy-Serviceberry
Missouri Botanical Garden. https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=h290
Photo: Ted; https://images.app.goo.gl/hsX4kFDomrvb9DxF9
One of the largest of the native Serviceberries, the Downy features showy, 5-petaled, fragrant white flowers in drooping clusters appearing just before the leaves come out. The flowers give way to berries -- Juneberries -- that mature to a dark purple in early summer. They’re like blueberries and often used in jams and pies.