Amelanchier grandiflora

Apple Serviceberry

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 grandiflora, Apple Serviceberry
The large white flowers, tinged pink as buds, appear in spring on this fast-growing, spreading tree or large shrub. Its purplish, downy young leaves turn dark green in summer and brilliant red-orange in fall. Fleshy fruits are red.

Attributes - Amelanchier grandiflora

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Late Spring

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 15 ft. to 30 ft.

Width: 30 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.

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Amelanchier alnifolia, Amelanchier arborea, Amelanchier canadensis, Amelanchier laevis
 
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