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Amelanchier laevis

Native Plants

Allegheny Serviceberry

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Summary

There is no doubt spring has arrived when Allegheny serviceberry bursts into flower. Its cloud-like clusters of delicate white flowers, followed by delicious blue-black summer fruit, are treats for humans and wildlife alike. Amelanchier laevis grows well in partial shade to sun in slightly acidic, well drained soils where it can reach 20-40’ tall. Its multi-stemmed habit and silver gray bark make Allegheny serviceberry an excellent companion on the woodland edge or places that receive afternoon shade. In the garden, it is a fine companion for Kalmia latifolia, Hamamelis virginiana, Nyssa sylvatica, Viburnum dentatum, Chionanthus virginicus, Calycanthus floridus, and Cornus florida.


More Details

  • Plant Type
    tree 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade, full-sun, partial-shade 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous 
  • Soil Moisture
    average, dry, moist 
  • Flowering Period
    mid-spring
  • Soil PH
    acidic, adaptable 
  • Flower Color
    white 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green, orange, yellow 
  • Other Common Names
    shadblow 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    blue-black