Serviceberry (Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance')

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 15-25 feet
Plant Spread: 15-25 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Deciduous
Other: Finely toothed, obovate, bluish green leaves (2-5" long) change to brilliant orange-red in autumn (hence the cultivar name).
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Edible berries are sweet, resembling blueberries in size and color, and are often used in jams, jellies and pies. Amelanchiers are also often commonly called Juneberries. Fruit is tasty, fresh from the plant, but the birds often get there first.
Flowers: Showy
Other: Slightly fragrant
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Flowering Tree
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Bees

fall color of leaves

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Location: Downingtown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2006-10-21fall color of leaves
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Location: Downingtown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2017-04-05flowers in April
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Location: Dwoningtown, pennsylvaniaDate: 2010-04-06full-grown landscape tree in bloom
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Location: Downingtown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2008-11-02full-grown landscape tree in autumn color
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Location: Downingtown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2010-05-30delicious fruit in June
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-06-05
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Location: Downingtown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2010-07-26full-grown tree in summer
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Location: Kerr Park in Downingtown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2010-03-05full-grown landscape tree in winter
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Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Jul 21, 2013 11:52 AM

Hybrid of A. canadensis and A. laevis - larger blooms and less suckering habit. Can be left as a dense shrub or pruned to a small tree. Tolerates drought. Beautiful fall color.

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Nov 15, 2017 7:48 PM

I bought two about 6-8 feet high B7B Autumn Brillance Serviceberry from the garden center where I was working and planted them in the backyard in June 2002. They grew into two beautiful ornamental trees about 20 feet high here in southeast Pennsylvania now in 2017. This is probably the most common cultivar of the Apple Serviceberry that is a natural hybrid of the Downy Serviceberry (A. Arborea) x the Alleghany Serviceberry (A. Laevis). The former species has slightly larger, coarser leaves that have some hairiness.

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