Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Serviceberry

Amelanchier arborea
Plant Type: Shrubs
Native Environment: Forest
Season of Interest: Mid (May - June), Late (July - frost)
Main Color: White
Fall Color: Gold, Orange
Hardy From Zone: 4
Hardy To Zone: 9

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun, Medium Sun/Average Shade
Soil
Moisture
Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Food/Birds
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

15 to
25
feet

Spread:

15 to
20
feet
Size
Height: 15 to
25
feet
Spread: 15 to
20
feet
Size
Height: 15 to
25
feet
Spread: 15 to
20
feet
Typical Landscape Use
This is a fine shrub/small tree for naturalizing at the edge of a woodland or planting in a shaded garden.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Adapts to moist or dry conditions but performs best in moist, well-drained soil.
Special Features
Special Usage
Edible
Basic Description

Tall shrub or small tree bearing clusters of fragrant white flowers in April. Flowers give rise to very flavorful, red to purple-black, berrylike fruits relished by both songbirds and people. This lovely tree has colorful fall foliage in a blend of orange, gold, red and green.

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