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Amelanchier arborea

downy serviceberry, common serviceberry

Showy white flowers bloom in spring just as leaves emerge. After the flowers pass, tasty berries appear. Use as a small tree in mixed borders or foundation plantings. This plant supports numerous butterfly and bird species, with a fall color that puts the invasive burning bush to shame.

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Height: 15-25 ft
Spread: 12-20 ft
Hardiness Zone: 4-9


Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Dry
Ecoregion
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
Ornamental Interest
Fall Foliage
Summer Fruit
Spring Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Songbirds
Attracts Bees
Host Plant
Pollinator Powerhouse Plant
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Tolerance
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Salt Tolerant
Urban Environment
Drought Tolerant
Additional Attributes
Edible
Low Maintenance


North American Distribution


Photo by Per Verdonk ~ licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Photo by Per Verdonk ~ licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Photo by Per Verdonk ~ licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Photo by Per Verdonk ~ licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)