amelanchier canadensis


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juneberry

juneberry

Small shrubby tree up to 24 ft (8m) with berries that look and taste very much like blueberries. Lewis and Clark lived off juneberries when they travelled across and discovered America. Already ripe in the spring. They require no care to grow. Taste best fresh and raw. Leaves look like apple leaves. Small white apple-like 5-petal flowers that look like little white airplane propellers.
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The Amelanchier canadensis, or saskatoon, is a bushy tree which averages six to 12 feet in height but, at times, reaches up to 30 feet.
Amelanchier canadensis bears clusters of fragrant white flowers in early spring, juicy dark blue fruit in midsummer, and autumn leaves in yellow, orange, and red.
This week's online offer is for Amelanchier Canadensis at pounds 2.