Running Serviceberry (Amelanchier stolonifera)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Amelanchier stolonifera Accepted
Amelanchier spicata var. stolonifera Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 4-5 feet
Plant Spread: 4-5 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Other: Running serviceberry is a deciduous, early-flowering, stoloniferous shrub which typically suckers and spreads to form thickets. Finely toothed, oval to almost circular, medium to dark green leaves (1-3" long) lack teeth on lower edges
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Edible berries resemble blueberries in size and color and are often used in pies. Amelanchiers are also commonly called juneberries.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Bees


Posted by sherrilosee (Bloomington, IN - Zone 6a) on Aug 18, 2012 8:08 PM

This plant is SLOW growing. This is its 3rd year and it's only about 18" high. It does run, though - not the child plant at the left.

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