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Amelanchier obovalis

Native Plants

Coastal Serviceberry

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Coastal serviceberry (Amelanchier obovalis) has a dwarf, open, spreading habit that makes it a good candidate for the smaller scale garden. It grows well in moist to dry, acidic, loamy soils in part shade to full sun and is drought-tolerant once established. The 3-4’ multi-stemmed shrub features 2” long finely toothed, medium green, oval leaves. In late April, the shrub produces 1” wide white flowers followed in June by edible red berries which birds heartily enjoy. Coastal serviceberry is a distinctive shrub that performs well when massed in the garden with Alabama snow-wreath (Neviusia alabamensis), American alumroot (Heuchera americana), foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia), Allegheny pachysandra (Pachysandra procumbens), green-and-gold (Chrysogonum virginianum), and white-leaved leatherflower (Clematis glaucophylla). Zones 5-8. 

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  • Plant Type
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade, full-sun 
  • Foliage Character
  • Soil Moisture
    average, dry, moist 
  • Flowering Period
  • Soil PH
    acidic, adaptable 
  • Flower Color
  • Summer Foliage Color
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green, orange, yellow 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    blue-black, red