Juneberry begins and ends the year spectacularly: it is one of the first trees to blossom exuberantly with small white flowers in the spring and its leaves turn fabulous colors in the autumn. It was originally imported from North America, cultivated in Drente and grew wild. Nowadays this specific species is not even found in its place of origin! It grows along the edges of woods and in areas where trees have been felled. The flowers grow into full clusters of sweet, purplish-red berries, already appearing in June. They are a delicacy for birds and people alike. The dried berries used to be added as currants in pastries.