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Amelanchier arborea

Serviceberry

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Amelanchier arborea (Serviceberry)

A fine shrub or small tree that is an excellent choice for shaded areas. Serviceberry occurs naturally in woods, along river banks, in swamps and along rocky slopes. Clusters of fragrant white flowers are among the first to bloom in spring. Flowers give rise to very flavorful, purple-black, berrylike fruits which are favored by songbirds and people. Whitetail deer browse the leaves and young twigs. The colorful fall foliage is a blend of orange, gold, red and green.

Additional Information:


Height
15-25 Feet

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Spread
15-20 Feet

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
White


USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:
Grow in part shade in average soil.

Good Companions
Goat's Beard (Aruncus dioicus), Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense), Wild Sweet William (Phlox divaricata), Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACU

Nature Attracting

Songbird

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)
Mid (May-June)

Soil Moisture

Moderate

Special Features

Good Berries

Sun Exposure

Medium Sun/Average Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Food/Birds