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For the candy, see sugar plum.
Amelanchier canadensis (Canadian serviceberry, chuckleberry, currant-tree, 
Juneberry, Shadblow Serviceberry, Shadblow, Shadbush, Shadbush
Serviceberry, Sugarplum, Thicket Serviceberry) is a species of Amelanchier
native to eastern North America in Canada from Newfoundland west to southern
Ontario, and in the United States from Maine south to Alabama. It is largely
restricted to wet sites, particularly on the Atlantic Coastal Plain, growing at altitudes
from sea level up to 200 m. 
2 Medicinal uses
3 References Scientific classification
4 External links
It is a deciduous shrub or small tree growing to 0.5–8 m tall with one to many stems (unranked): Rosids
and a narrow, fastigiate crown. The leaves are alternate, simple, ovate to ovate-
oblong, 1–5.5 cm long and 1.8–2.8 cm broad with a rounded to sub-acute apex;
they are downy below, and have a serrated margin and an 8–15 mm petiole. The Family: Rosaceae
flowers are produced in early spring in loose racemes 4–6 cm long at the ends of Genus: Amelanchier
the branches; each raceme has four to ten flowers. The flower has five white petals Species: A. canadensis
7.6–11 mm long and 2–4 mm broad, and 20 stamens. The fruit is a pome, 7– Binomial name
10 mm diameter, dark purple when ripe; it is edible and sweet. 
It is used as a medicinal plant,  food, and ornamental plant. It is sometimes
A. canadensis var. subintegra
made into bonsai.
A. confusa Hyl.
A. lucida Fernald
1. ^ Amelanchier spp. Family: Rosaceae ab
4. ^ University of Maine: Amelanchier A. oblongifolia
Serviceberry Center for Wood canadensis var. obovalis Mespilus canadensis L.
Anatomy Research, USDA Forest 5. ^ Plants For A Future: Amelanchier (basionym)
2. ^ Germplasm Resources Information 6. ^ Bailey, L. H. (2005). Manual of
Network: Amelanchier canadensis Gardening . (Second Edition)
3. ^ a b University of Maine: Amelanchier Project Gutenberg Literary Archive
canadensis var. canadensis Foundation.
External links Wikimedia Commons has media
related to: Amelanchier
Plants for a Future database
Evergreen.ca Native Plant Database Wikiversity has bloom time data
for Amelanchier canadensis
on the Bloom Clock
via Amelanchier canadensis