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Downy Serviceberry

Plant Type: Tree
Habitat: Woodland
Light Requirements: sun, part sun
Soil Moisture: dry, mesic
Soil Type: Half
Height: 20 to 30 ft
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Colour: White
Comments: Showy spring flowers. Edible berries. Orange-red fall colour.
Germination: Seed is hydrophilic, intolerant of dry storage. Seed will germinate upon being shifted to 70°F after 90 - 140 days of moist, cold stratification at 40°F. Seed will not germinate in presence of chemical inhibitors. Seed requires scarification because of an impermeable seed coat.
Seed Ripens: early to mid-summer
Picture Copyright: William S Justice @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
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