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Amelanchier x grandiflora ‘Autumn Brilliance’

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Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry

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Summary

While serviceberries are beloved for their attractive spring flowers, Autumn Brilliance serviceberry (Amelanchier ×grandiflora ‘Autumn Brilliance’) enhances this reputation with outstanding orange to red autumn foliage. Typically grown as a multi-stemmed shrub or small tree to 20′ tall, it develops an upright rounded habit with striking grayish to silver, smooth bark. Autumn Brilliance serviceberry performs best in acidic, well-drained soils in partial shade to sun. As an added bonus, it produces tasty violet to purple-colored fruit in mid-June similar in flavor to blueberries. It makes an excellent companion with Carolina allspice (Calycanthus floridus), flowering dogwood (CornusBenthamidia florida), mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia), pink-shell azalea (Rhododendron vaseyi), arrowwood (Viburnum dentatum), and whorled tickseed (Coreopsis verticillata). Zones 4-9.


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  • Plant Type
    shrub, small-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
    orange, red, yellow 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    blue-black, purple, red