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Amelanchier canadensis

Shadblow Serviceberry

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Amelanchier canadensis (Shadblow Serviceberry)

Shadblow Serviceberry is a deciduous, early-flowering, large shrub or small tree which features showy, five-petaled, slightly fragrant, white flowers in drooping clusters which appear before the leaves emerge in early spring. Small, finely toothed, elliptic, dark green leaves change to orange-red in autumn. Flowers give way to small, round, green berries which turn red and finally mature to a dark purplish-black in early summer. Edible berries resemble blueberries in size and color and are favored by songbirds. The berries are also used in jams, jellies and pies.

Additional Information:


Height
25-30 Feet

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Spread
15-25 Feet

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
White


USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis), Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida), Wild Plum (Prunus americana)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACU

Nature Attracting

Songbird

Season of Interest

Early (Feb-Apr)
Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Moderate

Special Features

Good Berries

Special Uses

Fragrant

Sun Exposure

Full Sun
Medium Sun/Average Shade

Wildlife Benefit

Cover
Food/Birds