Amelanchier canadensis

Container Size: 1 Gallon

Featured Plant Category: Pollinator Plants

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

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Also known as Shadblow serviceberry, due to it’s 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.

It’s 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.

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20 to 30'

Container Size

1 Gallon

Bloom Time

April to May

Bloom Color


Soil Moisture


Soil Type

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

Light Requirements

Sun to Part Shade

Hardiness Zone


Other Names

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

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Our perennials are grown in a 4” quart-sized pot. These plants are then cut back to fit our packaging, placed in a protective clamshell container (made from recycled materials), and then shipped to you in a cardboard box.

Trees and shrubs are grown in a 7” tall container (referred to as a 1-gallon pot), and depending on the species will be between 12” and 36”. We bag the root section of these plants to prevent them from drying out in transit and ship them in a tall cardboard box. PLEASE NOTE: These boxes can be shipped in bundles up to 6. After that we start a new package, so keep this in mind if you’re trying to get the best shipping rates.

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