Saskatoon Serviceberry - Amelanchier alnifolia var. alnifolia
A large shrub or a small tree, this serviceberry often has multiple stems covered in a dark bark. The leaves are bluish-green and rounded, short-toothed above the middle. In autumn the leaves turn orangish. Saskatoon is adapted to a variety of soil types although it does not do well in poorly drained soils. The flowers are a brilliant white with five narrow petals and borne in drooping clusters. The edible fruit resembles a tiny apple, up to 1/2 inch in width and dark blue. This variety grows east to Minnesota and as far north as Alaska. It is absent west of the Cascades.