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Old 02-13-2009, 04:42 PM   #10
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http://www.floridata.com/ref/A/amel_can.cfm

Here is a discussion of the differences.

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In the nursery trade Amelanchier canadensis is often confused with downy serviceberry (A. arborea) and Allegheny serviceberry (A. laevis). This is not surprising since the three species are very similar and even the botanists don't all agree on which species should be considered distinct. In general, A. arborea and A. laevis bloom earlier in spring and have larger flowers than A. canadensis. It is likely that most serviceberries in the trade are A. arborea.

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