The Q&A Archives: Amelanchier Common Names

Question: As part of the dedication of an Amelanchier for a memorial, I need to know the folk stories or reasons for some of the common names, such as serviceberry and shawblow and June berry. I would appreciate any help you can give me with direct information or referral to a resource.

Answer: Here's a website with everything you'd ever want to know about amelanchier, put together by the University of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Hope it helps!

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