any of various North American trees or shrubs having showy white flowers and edible blue-black or purplish fruit
edible purple or red berries
Another common name for the shrubs of genus Amelanchier, also known as Saskatoon or Juneberries.
The Serviceberry (Amelanchier), also known as juneberry, mespilus, sarvis, shad-blossom and shadbush, is a genus of about 25 species of small deciduous trees and large shrubs in the family Rosaceae. In some areas an Amelanchier species is known as the currant-tree, but it is unrelated to currants (of genus Ribes). The genus has a wide distribution in the temperate Northern Hemisphere, with the majority of the species in North America and single species in Europe and Asia.