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Serviceberry

Amelanchier

Serviceberry is rare in that it offers interest in every season. It kicks off in spring with beautiful white flowers, which develop into tasty purple berries that attract birds in early summer. Or harvest the berries and use them to make delicious jams, jellies, and pies. The plant's bright green or bluish green leaves turn stunning shades of red and orange in fall, and its silvery bark offers winter appeal. You can grow serviceberry as a large shrub or small tree.

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Apple serviceberry
Apple serviceberry
(Amelanchier X grandiflora) is a hybrid with a graceful rounded form. It grows 20 to 25 feet tall and wide and bears profuse white blooms that are sometimes tinged pink. The pinkish-purple fruits resemble miniature apples. It is quite drought tolerant. Zones 3-8.
Autumn Brilliance serviceberry
Autumn Brilliance serviceberry
(Amelanchier 'Autumn Brilliance') is a hybrid with exceptional fall color ranging from orange to red with gold overtones. It grows 15 to 25 feet tall and wide. Zones 4-9.
Common serviceberry
Common serviceberry
(Amelanchier arborea) is also known as downy serviceberry, a reference to the fine hairs on its leaves and twigs. In cultivation it grows 15 to 25 feet tall and wide, but in native woodlands may reach 40 feet tall. Its fall color is a delightful mix of orange, red, and gold. Zones 4-9.
Cumulus Allegheny serviceberry
Cumulus Allegheny serviceberry
(Amelanchier laevis 'Cumulus') is a narrow upright small tree that grows 25 feet tall and 12 feet wide. In spring it is covered with clouds of white blossoms. The purple fruits and red-orange fall color extend its seasons of beauty. Zones 4-8.
Regent serviceberry
Regent serviceberry
(Amelanchier alnifolia 'Regent') is a compact shrub that grows 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide. Native plant to the American Great Plains, it is quite drought tolerant. Its deep purple fruits make delicious jams, jellies, or pies. Zones 2-7.
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