Cusick's Serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia var. cusickii)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Amelanchier alnifolia var. cusickii Accepted
Amelanchier florida var. cusickii Synonym
Amelanchier cusickii Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Edible to birds
Other: Berries dark purple when ripe
Fruiting Time: Late spring or early summer
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Other: Cyanogenic (cyanide) compound Prunasin present in leaves.
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Bumblebees


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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-04-13
By Patty
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