Serviceberry

Serviceberry

Amelanchier canadensis

Featured Plant Category: Edible Native Plants, Pollinator Plants

Height: 20 to 30'

Bloom Time: April to May

Bloom Color: White

Soil Moisture: Medium

Soil Type: Average, medium, well-drained soil; tolerates clay soil, prefers a loam.

Light Requirements: Sun to Part Shade

Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8

Other Names: serviceberry tree, serviceberry bush, canadian serviceberry, bilberry, chuckleberry, currant tree, shadblow, juneberry, shadbush, sugarplum, thicket serviceberry

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Description

Also known as Shadblow Serviceberry due to its bloom time occurring when the American Shad fish swims upstream to spawn. Fragrant white flowers adorn this deciduous large shrub, and ripen into crimson-purple berries that have a nutty, huckleberry flavor. The berries can be eaten raw or cooked in pies. Serviceberry is also known for its brilliant shades of orange-red in autumn.

Its berries are eaten by songbirds as well as mammals both large and small. Serviceberry is a host plant for some very attractive butterflies – the Viceroy, which looks very similar to the monarch, and the Red-Spotted Purple (pictured above). Serviceberry is a great specimen plant for your yard – not only is it lovely to look at, but it can provide a snack to both you and the wildlife in your neighborhood.


 

Additional information

Height

20 to 30'

Container Size

1 Gallon, 2 Gallon

Bloom Time

April to May

Bloom Color

White

Soil Moisture

Medium

Soil Type

Average, medium, well-drained soil; tolerates clay soil, prefers a loam.

Light Requirements

Sun to Part Shade

Hardiness Zone

4,5,6,7,8

Other Names

serviceberry tree, serviceberry bush, canadian serviceberry, bilberry, chuckleberry, currant tree, shadblow, juneberry, shadbush, sugarplum, thicket serviceberry

Shipping Information

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