The next in our series of trees we recommend for use in local landscaping is the famous Serviceberry! The experts at Knutsen Landscaping have compiled a list of trees indigenous to our region in Pennsylvania.
- George Washington’s favorite tree—he planted many of them around Mount Vernon
- Usually the first to bloom every year—flowers are generally white or pale pink
- Serviceberry trees produce berries that are safe for humans to eat, but often feed birds and mammals. The berries start out red and turn to a purple-black color; and will grow from early summer until August. These berries taste very similar to blueberries and can be eaten raw or put into pies and pastries.
- The tree earned it’s name from the use of its flowers in religious services.
- Has small, oval shaped leaves edged with small teeth—dark green in the summer and turning to red, orange, and yellow in the fall.
- Grow to between 15-20 feet.