Amelanchier nantucketensis  (A. canadensis x A. spicata, possibly) Nantucket serviceberry Rosaceae AMNA; R, sm (transplanted) t (removed);

amelanchier-nantucketensis.Arthur Haines.New England Wild Flower Society.gobotany.newenglandwild.org

Amelanchier-nantucketensis.Arthur Haines.New England Wild Flower Society.gobotany.newenglandwild.org (Accessed 7/2014).

Amelanchier nantucketensis Low, colonial shrub, from underground stems (stolons), stems to 1.5 m tall, winter buds 0.5-0.8 cm long, reddish. 

Leaves alternate, oblong, to 3 cm long, 2 cm wide, hairless when mature, shiny green above, margin sharply toothed. 

Flowers white, petals narrow, to 0.7 cm long, 0.2 cm wide; inflorescence unbranched, to 4.5 cm long, drooping, stems soon hairless; blooms May. 

Fruit fleshy, purple-black to 0.8 cm; fruits June-July. 

Wetland status: UPL. 

Frequency in NYC: NYS rare, G3Q; S1; E. One original colony. Now planted in several areas in south Staten Island. 

Origin: Native. 

Habitat: Dry soil