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

Amelanchier laevis (Allegheny Serviceberry) Unity Grown

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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 bronze-toned purple 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.

This Allegheny serviceberry selection was grown from the ground up here at Unity Church Hill Nursery.

Native to Maryland, Native to U.S., and Straight Species
Mature Tree Height: Medium: 15 to 30 feet
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, Shade Tolerant, Wet Soil 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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