Although we have been selling Amelanchier ‘Autumn Brilliance’, (common name Serviceberry or Shadbush), for many years, the true beauty of this tree revealed itself to me this year. Last Spring, our farm manager told me that the prolific berries on these trees were very tasty. I gathered a bucket full and passed them around to the nursery employees, who thoroughly enjoyed them. The biggest hit however, were the Amelanchier berry cupcakes which had a distinct sweet taste similiar to cranberries. They can be used for any number of baked goods, drying, or eating fresh off the tree.
Amelanchier gives you white flowers in early Spring before dogwoods, follows with delicious red berries for bird and human consumption and ends with bright crimson red Fall colors.
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