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Amelanchier spicata

Plant of the Day: Amelanchier spicata dwarf serviceberry

Dwarf shadbush forms dense, low thickets through the production of many upright shoots from the underground stems. The rounded leaves are finely toothed and criss-crossed with veins that do not extend into the teeth. Useful as a hedge planting because of its tendency to sp ...

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