Allegheny Serviceberry - multi stem Tree

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Spacing: 20-25'
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
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Allegheny Serviceberry - multi stem

Amelanchier laevis

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Light and airy by nature, Allegheny Serviceberry was made for gardens (and gardeners) that don't take themselves too seriously. Frothy white flowers erupt in early spring, much to the delight of the first pollinators of the year. Glossy leaves emerge later and flutter in the breezes that blow. Songbirds swoop in for the juicy blue-black fruits as soon as they are ripe. And sizzling red-orange fall color makes a joyous spectacle. Add Allegheny Serviceberry to informal mixed borders, transitional areas near woodlands, children's play spaces, native plant gardens, even large containers! Evergreen companions provide a nice counterpoint. 

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Spacing: 20-25'
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Show more ›

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The Story

Serviceberry may not be a household word, but this Tree is more common than you think. There are species of Serviceberries that are native to every state of the Union except for Hawaii. In some areas, they are called Shadbush, because they bloom with the spawning of the shad fish. They are also known as Juneberries for the period when you should look for their sweet fruit. Allegheny Serviceberry grows wild from Minnesota to the eastern coast of Canada and south to Kansas, Alabama, and Maryland. It typically becomes a shrubby, multi-stemmed Tree. 

The Details

Don't let the birds have all the fun! Grab some Allegheny Serviceberry fruits for your morning cereal. These blueberry-like morsels are a delightful seasonal treat that you won't find at the grocery store. Plus, they're loaded with vitamin C and valuable antioxidants! 

How to Grow

Fall color on the Allegheny Serviceberry will be most intense in full sun, but the foliage quality will be best if the Tree receives some shade during the hottest part of the day. The soil should be enriched with organic matter, moist but well drained. A generous layer of wood chips or shredded bark mulch will help to hold in moisture and moderate temperatures in the root zone. Irrigate with the Bower & Branch Elements® Watering System and feed with Elements® Fertilizer to get your Tree off to a good start. Keep trimmers and other lawn equipment away from the trunk, as the bark of Allegheny Serviceberry -- like all Serviceberries -- is thin and vulnerable to damage. 

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 4
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 8
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Avg Mature Height 20-25' Tall
Avg Mature Width 20-25' Wide
Spacing 20-25'
Growth Rate Moderate
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Orange/Red
Flower Color White
Flower Time Spring
Fruit Color Dark Purple/Black
Fruit Time Late Spring - Early Summer
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark Yes
Attracts Birds Yes
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators Yes
Deer Resistant No
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit Yes
Fragrant Yes
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native Yes
Salt Tolerance/Seashore Yes
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance Yes
Showy Flowers No
Specimen No
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest No
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

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Allegheny Serviceberry - multi stem Tree