Amelanchier alnifolia


Family: Rosaceae
Type: Shrubs
Location: Upper-Foothills, Lower-Montane
Flower Color: White
Fall Color: Yellow
Time of Interest: April, May, June, August, September, October

Amalanchier alnifolia is one of our showy spring bloomers and grows in a variety of locations throughout the upper foothills and lower montane. The showy flowers give way to plump berries that look and taste not unlike blueberries, albeit far more pithy. While the berries can be used to make delicious syrup or jelly, it's important to keep in mind how important they are to local wildlife, including bears. The plants are particularly prone to rust fungi, and on damp years the leaves will be covered with orange spots. 

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