Amelanchier laevis (commonly known as the smooth shadbush or Allegheny serviceberry) is a small tree, growing up to 9 metres (30 ft). The fruit, which are pomes, are edible and can be eaten raw or cooked. The fruit has a sweet flavor. The bark can be made into a herbal medicine for expectant mothers. It is a deciduous tree. It is cultivated as an ornamental shrub.
The species have stems of 1–15 metres (3 ft 3 in–49 ft 3 in) or 2–17 metres (6 ft 7 in–55 ft 9 in) which are growing in small clumps. It petioles are 12–25 millimetres (0.47–0.98 in) with green coloured blades which are elliptic and almost ovate. The species have 12–17 lateral veins and 6-8 teeth per cm.