Downy Serviceberry (Amelanchier arborea)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: Typically grows 15-25 feet tall in cultivation but can reach 40 feet in the wild.
Plant Spread: 15-25 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Deciduous
Other: Dark green leaves in summer and excellent orange to red fall color.
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Small green berries, maturing to purplish-black, resemble blueberries in size and color and are often used in jams, jellies and pies. Amelanchiers are commonly called juneberries. Good for shrub borders, open woodland areas and naturalized areas.
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Other: Slightly fragrant
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Flowering Tree
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Resistances: Pollution
Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Bees

Locals call this Sarviss tree.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Is this a viburnum? Rejuvenate? by aoc626 May 10, 2020 6:46 AM 3
Shrub or Perennial for Shade by claired May 30, 2018 5:56 PM 1
Happy New Year Everyone!!! by frostweed Jan 8, 2013 9:14 PM 18

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