Amelanchier canadensis

Shadblow Serviceberry, Canadensis

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 canadensis, Shadblow Serviceberry, Canadensis
This dense, multistemmed shrub has oval, finely toothed, grayish new leaves that mature to deep green and turn yellow and red in fall. Flowers are followed by purplish black, rounded, juicy, sweet fruits.

Attributes - Amelanchier canadensis

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Early Spring through Late Spring

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 6 ft. to 20 ft.

Width: 10 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

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

Notes: Edible, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Rust, Scales.

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Amelanchier alnifolia, Amelanchier arborea, Amelanchier grandiflora, Amelanchier laevis
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