Our most common Serviceberry. Found in nearly 2/3 of Ohio’s counties. It is most frequently found in acid soils and on dry to moist soils. Often forms thickets at the edge of woodlands and swamps and in cool ravines. The sweet fruit is edible and was valued by Native Americans. This species is highly adaptable and can be grown sandy as well as heavy clay soils. Neutral to acidic moist soils and full sun to part shade is preferred.