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Amelanchier canadensis

Canada serviceberry, shadbush

Showy white flowers bloom in spring just as leaves emerge. After the flowers pass, tasty berries appear. Use for height 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: 10-18 ft
Spread: 5-10 ft
Hardiness Zone: 4-9


Bloom Color: White

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Wet
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
Pollinator Powerhouse Plant
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Host Plant
Attracts Bees
Tolerance
Compaction Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Urban Environment
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Salt Tolerant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance
Edible


North American Distribution