Amelanchier alnifolia Serviceberry

  • Amelanchier alnifolia,  Serviceberry
  • Amelanchier alnifolia,  Serviceberry
  • Plant type
    • Deciduous Shrub
  • Native or non-native
    • Native
  • Sun & shade levels
    • Full Sun
    • Part Shade
  • Soil conditions
    • Dry
  • Upland/wetland ratings
    • FACU-Usually found in upland
  • Yearly Height, Width
    • 8-12 in., 4-8 in.
  • Ten Year Height, Width
    • 7 ft., 3 ft.
  • Matured Height, Width
    • 20 ft., 8 ft.
 

Valued by English gardeners, this plant merits wider use in ornamental gardens, as well as in naturalized settings. Attractive, white flower clusters in spring are up to 2 inches across. Edible, purplish black fruit matures in late summer. In fall, leaves turn bright red or yellow. Most grow to 4-6 ft. tall and prefer partial to full sun.

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