Serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia 'Regent')

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 4-6ft.
Plant Spread: 4-6ft
Leaves: Good fall color
Deciduous
Other: Finely toothed, rounded, dark green leaves change to variable shades of yellow and red in autumn.
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Other: Slightly fragrant
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Flowering Tree
Edible Parts: Leaves
Fruit
Eating Methods: Tea
Raw
Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Stratify seeds: If growing indoors.
Scarify seeds: Before sowing.
Pollinators: Bees

The birds love the berries of this service berry, they pick it cl

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Comments:
Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 28, 2013 4:08 PM

I was fortunate to find small potted shrubs of Regent Serviceberries in a local nursery. Regent has really nice large berries and it sets a lot of fruit. A lot of fruit! You can eat the berries fresh or make jam, but I just leave mine for the backyard birds to eat.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Shad-Bush (Amelanchier alnifolia 'Regent') by virginiarose Feb 11, 2012 5:00 PM 1
Regent Serviceberry by BillNorman Mar 26, 2017 10:34 AM 1
CeCe's garden 2012 by CherieCoogan Aug 30, 2013 8:14 AM 49

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