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Trees of Iowa: An Interactive Key

Inland Serviceberry
(Amelanchier interior)


Leaves are alternate, simple, single toothed, and oval or oblong shaped.


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This tree is known by many names: serviceberry, Juneberry, shadbush, shadblow and May cherry.  It is a small tree growing to a height of 35 feet under favorable conditions.  The serviceberry in the western part of Iowa is usually only shrub-like. The tree flowers in the early spring, and has beautiful, delicate white flowers.  It is desirable as an ornamental.

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Serviceberry BarkServiceberry Leaves

The leaves are hairy when young and somewhat resemble cherry leaves in shape and outline.  Leaves are dark red-brown as they unfold, but later dark dull green above, pale below and thick and firm.

Serviceberry FruitServiceberry Flowers

The slender twigs have long-pointed, yellowish buds. The tree has a smooth, dark ashy gray and matted bark.

 

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Serviceberry Bark Serviceberry Fruit Serviceberry Leaves Serviceberry Flowers Serviceberry Fruit Serviceberry Leaves Serviceberry Twigs Serviceberry Bark