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ser·vice·ber·ry

 (sûr′vĭs-bĕr′ē)
n.
1. Any of various shrubs or trees of the genus Amelanchier of the rose family, chiefly found in North America, having clusters of white flowers and edible red to dark purple fruit. Also called service tree, shadblow, shadbush.
2. The berrylike fruit of this tree. In both senses also called juneberry, shadberry.

serviceberry

(ˈsɜːvɪsˌbɛrɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Plants) Also called: shadbush or shadblow any of various North American rosaceous trees or shrubs of the genus Amelanchier, esp A. canadensis, which has white flowers and edible purplish berries
2. (Plants) the fruit of any of these plants
3. (Plants) the fruit of the service tree
Also called (for senses 1, 2): shadberry or Juneberry
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.serviceberry - any of various North American trees or shrubs having showy white flowers and edible blue-black or purplish fruitserviceberry - any of various North American trees or shrubs having showy white flowers and edible blue-black or purplish fruit
shadberry, juneberry, saskatoon, serviceberry - edible purple or red berries
Amelanchier, genus Amelanchier - North American deciduous trees or shrubs
alderleaf Juneberry, alder-leaved serviceberry, Amelanchier alnifolia - shrub or small tree of northwestern North America having fragrant creamy white flowers and small waxy purple-red fruits
Amelanchier bartramiana, Bartram Juneberry - open-growing shrub of eastern North America having pure white flowers and small waxy almost black fruits
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
2.serviceberry - edible purple or red berries
berry - any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves
Juneberry, serviceberry, shadblow, shadbush, service tree - any of various North American trees or shrubs having showy white flowers and edible blue-black or purplish fruit
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Good choices for forcing this month include the following: serviceberry (Amelanchier), magnolia, flowering quince (Chaenomeles), forsythia, crabapple or apple (Malus), flowering pear (Pyrus), flowering cherry (Prunus), spring-flowering witch hazel (Hamamelis vernalis) and redbud (Cercis).
Try selections such as roundleaf serviceberry (Amelanchier sanguined), wild hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens), groundcover junipers, or compact rhododendrons or azaleas.
Native bear foods are abundant across the landscape and include pinyon pine, Utah juniper, gambel oak (Quercus gambelii), Rocky Mountain juniper (Juniperus scopulorum), Utah serviceberry (Amelanchier utahensis), scrub oak (Quercus turbinella), narrowleaf yucca (Yucca angustissima), banana yucca (Y.
The wildflower garden, two acres in the River Meadow, showcases many examples of native flora to the Pacific Northwest, including vine maple, mock orange, Pacific serviceberry, Douglas spiraea, Western azalea, red-flowering currant, larkspur, Western columbine, camas, Pacific trillium and wild iris.
Standouts among the trees that put their efforts into showy insect-pollinated flowers include the early-blooming shadbush or serviceberry, the flowering dogwood, redbud, tuliptree and the umbrella magnolia.
Saskatoon Serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia), Mallow-leaf Ninebark (Physocarpus malvaceus), and Rocky Mountain Maple (Acer glabrum).
Here--touching the buds on a tree--is serviceberry, named because it's one of the first wildflowers to bloom in spring, so pioneers used it in wedding-service bouquets.
Shadblow, or serviceberry, another early bloomer, was said to mark "the shad run"--the migratory fish swimming up the Hudson to spawn.
She motioned to serviceberry trees on Mayflower Circle, which are successful at growing under power lines, as well as tulip trees across the street.
Leitch explains that some of the native species planted in the canoes and throughout Ward 19 included black-eyed susans, milkweed and serviceberry trees.