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.
Habitat: Dry soil