Downy Serviceberry (Amelanchier arboria)

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Description

Type: Deciduous shrub or small tree

Family: Rosaceae

Height:15-25 feet

Spread: 15-25 feet

Native Range: Eastern North America, statewide in Missouri

Site Requirements:

Soil: somewhat tolerant to a wide range of soils.

Water: Medium

Sunlight needs: full sun to part shade

Tolerates: clay soil, air pollution

Landscape use: Shrub border, naturalized areas

Brief Description: Easily grown, early flowering shrub or small tree, berries are edible and similar in taste and appearance to blueberries. One of Missouri‚Äôs tastiest native edibles. 

Wildlife Benefits: Birds are attracted to fruits

Possible Problems: No serious problems. Rust, leaf spot, fire blight and powdery mildew are occasional disease problems, and sawfly, leaf miner, borers, and scale are occasional insect pests.

Stand out Features: Showy, fragrant and early flowers, edible berries, good fall color

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Additional information

Common Name

serviceberry

Scientific Name

Amelanchier arborea

Native Range

Eastern North America

Zone

4 to 9

Height

15.00 to 25.00 feet

Spread

15.00 to 25.00 feet

Bloom Time

March to April

Bloom Description

White

Sun

Full sun to part shade

Water

Medium

Maintenance

Low

Suggested Use

Flowering Tree

Flower

Showy, Fragrant

Attracts

Birds

Fruit

Showy, Edible

Tolerate

Clay Soil, Air Pollution

Leaf

Good Fall