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Amelanchier arborea var. arborea

Common Name(s):
Downy serviceberry, Serviceberry, Shadblow
Categories:
Native Plants, Trees
Comment:

Native; gold to red-orange fall color; often multi-trunked; fruit attracts birds; nectar plant for butterflies; irregular branching; narrow, rounded crown. This tree is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

Height:
15-25 ft.
Flower:
Dropping racemes of star-shaped, white to pale pink flowers in early spring
Zones:
4-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; moist to dry soil
Texture:
Medium to fine
Form:
Irregular branching; narrow, rounded crown; often multi-stemmeed
Exposure:
Sun to partial shade; moist to dry soil
Fruit:
Small, reddish-purple, apple-like fruits
Width:
10-15 ft.
Leaf:
1 to 3 in. alternate, simple leaves; gold to red-orange fall color
Tags:
deciduous, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 436

Amelanchier arborea var. arborea berries
Greenwich Tree Conservancy, CC BY-NC-2.0
Amelanchier arborea var. arborea flowers
Kerry Woods, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Amelanchier arborea var. arborea form
Dan Mullen, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0