General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height: 2 to 5 feet (60-150 cm)
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Spring
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Bumblebees

Common names
  • Low Serviceberry
  • Low Shadblow
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Amelanchier humilis
  • Synonym: Amelanchier spicata

Photo Gallery
Location: Heathcote Ontario Canada
Date: July-August
Amelanchier humilis   berries
Location: Heathcote Ontario Canada
Date: Fall
Amelanchier humilis   Fall leaf colour
Photo by SongofJoy
Location: Heathcote Ontario Canada
Date: May-June
Amelanchier humulis  nanturalized blooms

photo credit:  Dan Mullen

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