Property Address: 16 SHADBUSH
WAY, WEST HENRIETTA NY 14586
Jessica told us the tree's Latin name is Amelanchier arborea, but that it had had a variety of common names and etymologies in early North America: shadbush
, because it often grows in riparian forests at the edges of rivers where the shad run.
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.
Shad are supposed to coordinate with the blooming of the local shadbush
, but this year's cold waters delayed their arrival.
It's like blooming shadbush
signaling the runs of American shad up East Coast rivers in spring.
In New York, we're familiar with the seasonal parade of nature: shadbush
blooming in spring or the crimson tide of maple leaves each autumn.
Messinger and Susan Katz authors; David Kanietakeron Fadden illustrator; WHEN THE SHADBUSH
BLOOMS; Tricycle Press (Children's Picture Book) $0.00 ISBN: 9781582461922
Some gardeners plant potatoes when flowers appear on the Shadbush
(also known as Serviceberry and Juneberry), Saskatoon, Sugarplum or wild plum.
When The Shadbush
Blooms is a picture book about the Lenape Native American people, then and now.
Other common names include service berry, juneberry and shadbush
. The name saskatoon is derived from the Cree word misaskwatomin, meaning 'tree of much wood.' The First Nations people of the Great Plains ate the fruit fresh and also used it dry to pound into their dietary staple, pemmican.