Amelanchier alnifolia, Serviceberry

Amelanchier alnifolia, Serviceberry

Beautiful white flowers open in mid spring, around the same time as Redbuds. Deep blue-purple berries follow in the late summer which can be harvested for jams and other delicious dishes. Berries also provide food for birds and other wildlife.

In fall leaves turn intense colors of yellows and orange. Considered large shrub or small tree. Found naturally as an underside tree found on the boarder of woods. Easy to care for Missouri native.

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Amelanchier alnifolia

Common Name

Serviceberry

Bloom Color

White

Bloom Time

Spring

Foliage Color

Green

Light Requirements

Part Shade, Shade

Height

180-240″

Width

180-240″

Uses

Accent, Bees, Containers, Specimen

Soil

Average, Rich

Water Needs

Average

Zone

3-9

Plant Type

Shrub, Tree

Resistance

Deer