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Amelanchier arborea

Common Name(s):
Downy serviceberry, Shadbush
Category:
Trees
Comment:

Native; fruit attracts birds; smooth, gray bark, produces the largest fruit of any serviceberry. This tree is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

Height:
10-25 ft.
Flower:
Small, white flowers in spring; sweet berries turn magenta to purple-black
Zones:
4-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; prefers moist soil but will tolerate a range of soil types (dry, clay, sand, wet)
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Irregular branching; narrow, rounded crown
Width:
10-15 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Leaf:
1 to 3 in. simple, alternate leaves; yellow to orange fall color
Tags:
deciduous, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 1912

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