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Amelanchier arborea/Serviceberry, Downy Serviceberry, Juneberry

Amelanchier arborea / Amelanchier arborea
Flowers in late winter through early spring
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Flowers in late winter through early spring

Summer foliage

Winter fruit

Early spring flowers at Margie Jenkin's nursery in Amite, La

Very early spring flowers

Large shrub with strong horizontal branches

Close view of the Serviceberry foliage

Summer foliage

Mass planting at the North Carolina Arboretum near Ashville

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Scientific Name: Amelanchier arborea
Common Name: Serviceberry, Downy Serviceberry, Juneberry
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Spring, Summer
Fruit color: Red, Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants that Attract Birds
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants with Fragrance
Trees, Fruiting
Comments: Pure white blooms in early spring, bright crimson fruit in summer and redish autumn color are great assets of this plant. Many kinds of birds relish the fruit. A somewhat prevalent native along rivers and streams in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. Well adapted for naturalistic plantings adjacent to ponds, lakes and other bodies of water, even in rather damp soils. Several improved cultivars have been introduced into the trade that feature attractive flowers, foliage and fruit.