Amelanchier laevis (Allegheny Serviceberry) grown in a 7-gallon pot.

Amelanchier laevis (Allegheny Serviceberry)

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Amelanchier laevis, also called Allegheny serviceberry, is a small, deciduous, typically multi-trunked tree or large shrub which is native to thickets, open woods, and forest understories and edges in Eastern North America where it usually grows to 15-25' tall. Like other serviceberries, Amelanchier laevis produces showy, slightly fragrant, white flowers in clusters which appear in the spring before the plant's leaves emerge with a bronzish-purple tinge in spring, which mature to lustrous dark green in summer and red-orange in fall. Flowers are attractive to all sorts of pollinators.

Allegheny serviceberry fruits are small, blue to purple-black edible berries, commonly used in jams and pies, and are also highly valued by songbirds and small mammals. Somewhat sensitive to drought, but prefers moist, acidic, well-drained loamy soils, but will tolerate a range of soil types. Amelanchier laevis has wide tolerance of light, and can be used in the home garden in a variety of ways mimicking its natural habitat.

Amelanchier laevis is available in single-stem and multi-stem varieties. The single-stem selection is the perfect start to maintaining Amelanchier laevis as a small tree rather than a shrub, whereas multi-stem serviceberry is a great choice for shrub or hedge maintenance.

Native to Maryland, Native to U.S., and Straight Species
Mature Tree Height: Medium: 15 to 30 feet
Deciduous
Sun to Shade-Wide Tolerance
Soil Moisture: Medium to Wet and Well-drained
Soil Type: Acidic, Loam, Rich Organic Matter, and Wide Tolerance
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Color: White
Foliage Color: Green
Features: Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Wildlife, Berries, Fall Color, Fragrant, Fruit, Host Plant for Butterflies or Moths, and Keystone Plant
Tolerances: Black Walnut Tolerant, Clay Soil Tolerant, Deer Tolerant, Wet Soil Tolerant, Shade Tolerant, and Salt Tolerant
Garden Type: Pollinator Garden, Rain Garden, Woodland Garden, Wetland Restoration, Specimen Tree, Shade Tree, and Border/Screen

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