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Amelanchier laevis/Allegany Serviceberry

Amelanchier laevis / Amelanchier laevis
Large, multi-trunked shrub to small tree
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Large, multi-trunked shrub to small tree

Striking autumn color

Largest plant is serviceberry in full autumn color

Showy, apple-like fruit on this species

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Scientific Name: Amelanchier laevis
Common Name: Allegany Serviceberry
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Autumn Color
Plants that Attract Birds
Trees, Fruiting
Comments: The autumn color is long lasting and spectacular. Fruit are edible and atract birds. The foliage of this species has a purple cast. Well adapted to the woodland garden and other naturalistic plantings. Flowering and fruiting is stronger where there is some morning sunlight. Makes a striking tree or standard form as an accent specimen.