Shadblow (Amelanchier Canadensis)
is a Serviceberry, and one of the first native trees to bloom in the spring, when the shad are running in the rivers. They are large deciduous ornamental bushes or small trees. The fragrant flowers will appear before the leaves and attract many native, hungry, spring-flying pollinators. The flowers will give way to attractive dark purple berries, an important food source for many birds, and crescendos into brilliant fall leaves in shades of red and gold.