Audubon® Allegheny Serviceberry - multi stem Tree
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Audubon® Allegheny Serviceberry - multi stem Tree
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Growth Facts

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

Amelanchier laevis

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Irresistible! In late spring or early summer (depending on where you live), Allegheny Serviceberry serves up loads of plump, purple fruits that songbirds love. Birds adore serviceberries so much, in fact, they’ll sometimes eat them before they’re fully ripe! Many kinds of birds seek out these nutrient-dense morsels, including Cedar Waxwings, American Robins, Northern Mockingbirds, grosbeaks, and orioles. Plant a grove of Allegheny Serviceberries if you have the space, and each year you’ll play host to a joyous food fest that you’ll enjoy watching from your lawn chair or kitchen window. Truly one of the best trees backyard birders can buy.

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Growth Facts

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

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The Story

French botanist Francois Michaux wrote that the berries of Allegheny serviceberry were sold in Philadelphia markets. The wood of Allegheny serviceberry ranks among the heaviest in the U.S. Allegheny serviceberry has naturalized in Germany, England and the Netherlands. Allegheny serviceberry was introduced into the landscape in 1870. Serviceberry’s fruit is used to make pies and sweetbreads and can be dried like raisins. Cherokees used serviceberry tea to aid digestion, and children who had worms were given baths in serviceberry tea. Native Ameri- cans used the tree’s straight wood to make arrow shafts. Francois Michaux wrote of serviceberries being available in Philadelphia markets, but only children bought them. Serviceberries have good fall color and the bark is gray- ish and Shadblow serviceberry is an excellent choice for a naturalized garden, where it can spread naturally by suck-ering. It also makes an attractive specimen plant or can be used in front of an evergreen background.

The Details

Can you take a guess why they call it Autumn Brilliance? Besides having brilliant red fall color and edible purple-black berries, this fast growing tree also produces white flower clusters in spring. The foliage is even resistant to leaf spot. This tree is quite the multi-tasker if you ask us!

How to Grow

Wild Serviceberries are often found at the forest’s edge, so it comes as no surprise that Autumn Brilliance also appreciates a site that receives dappled shade, or at least some protection from the mid-day sun. News of ripe Serviceberries spreads like wildfire among our feathered friends, so to salvage any for yourself, you’ll have to net the plant before they ripen. Also, the beech-like gray bark is handsome, but thin, so keep string trimmers well away from the trunk. Otherwise, Autumn Brilliance is carefree!

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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Audubon® Allegheny Serviceberry - multi stem Tree
Audubon® Allegheny Serviceberry - multi stem Leaf
Audubon® Allegheny Serviceberry - multi stem Additional Product Shot 1832
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