Amelanchier arborea

Downy Serviceberry, Juneberry, Shadbush

Colorful in all seasons, these deciduous shrubs and trees are especially conspicuous in early spring. Their plentiful white flowers bloom briefly before or with the unfolding of the leaves. Young leaves are covered with soft, woolly white hairs. Fall color is yellow, red or orange. The gray bark is streaked with reddish fissures. The types with edible red or purple fruits (which taste like blueberries) soon grow into a large patch, and attract birds. Commonly called Shadbush, Shadblow or Serviceberry (pronounced "sarvisberry"). Tolerate a wide variety of soils. Start by seed or by suckers. Clear away fallen leaves and fruits to prevent blight.
Amelanchier arborea, Downy Serviceberry, Juneberry, Shadbush
This spreading, multi-stemmed large shrub or small tree has a rounded crown and many small branches. Its leaves mature to dark green, turning yellow, orange or red in fall. Fruits change from green to red to purplish black in mid summer.

Attributes - Amelanchier arborea

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Early Spring through Mid Spring

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 15 ft. to 30 ft.

Width: 40 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil, Wet Soil. Edible, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Rust, Scales, Spider Mites.

Related Plants

Amelanchier alnifolia, Amelanchier canadensis, Amelanchier grandiflora, Amelanchier laevis
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