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Serviceberry - Amelanchier canadensis/arborea

Regular price $40.00

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Phonetic: am-uh-LAN-kee-er kan-ah-DEN-sis ar-bor-EE-ah

1 Gallon Pot - 3-4' Shrub

Serviceberry, also called Juneberry or Shadblow is a deciduous, early-flowering, large shrub or small tree. It is an understory tree, often found growing in clumps in swamps, bogs, lowlands, and thickets and grows 15-25 feet tall. In spring the showy, fragrant flowers bloom in clusters before leaf-out. The purple berry-like drupes follow and are attractive to wildlife and edible by humans. They are self-fertile and don’t require a partner plant, although the addition of a second species should improve the berry production. In fall the leaves turn showy red and orange. This tree prefers part shade and moist well-drained sandy loam but is adaptable to both wet and dry sites and various soil types.

  • Hardiness Zone: 1-6
  • Native Northeast Region: USDA Database
  • Sun Exposure:  Partial sun to partial shade
  • Flower Color: White
  • Bloom Time: April, May, June
  • Soil Type: Moist to wet
  • Mature Plant Size: 15-20' Height, 15-20' Width
  • Plant Spacing:  15'
  • Host Plant:  Red-Spotted Purple & Viceroy Butterflies
  • Attracts:  Butterflies, Bees, Birds
  • Advantages: 3 Season Interest, Specimen, Fragrant
  • Landscape Uses:  Pollinator Garden, Woodland Garden
  • Companion Plants:  Culver's Root, Steeplebush, Joe Pye Weed
  • Deer Resistant