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Amelanchier laevis

Allegheny serviceberry, smooth shadbush

Showy white flowers bloom in spring just as leaves emerge. After the flowers pass, tasty berries appear. Over time, this tree may grow up to about 45', supplying excellent visual interest in the fall with its striking red foliage.

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Height: 15-30 ft
Spread: 8-18 ft
Hardiness Zone: 4-8


Bloom Color: White

Characteristics & Attributes

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


North American Distribution


Photo by Vanessa Richins ~ licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)
Photo by Vanessa Richins ~ licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)
Photo by Richard Webb ~ licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)
Photo by Richard Webb ~ licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)