Alder-leaved serviceberry

Amelanchier alnifolia

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Terry Spivey, USDA Forest Service
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Alder-leaved serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia)
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Genus:  Amelanchier
This multi-stemmed shrub or tree can reach almost 20 feet tall. At one time, it was used medicinally for many conditions. Its autumn color is bright red or yellow and its small, edible black fruits attract much wildlife.
Care:  Provide full sun to part shade and moist, but well-drained, soil. Space 5 to 7 feet apart with 6-inch layer of manure.
Problems:  Susceptible to fireblight and fungal leaf spots.  Additionally, gymnosporangium rust and powdery mildew are common.  Dieback and cankers can be caused by fungi.

Overview

Height
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Part Shade Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Birds,
Interesting Bark,
Native,
Showy Fall Foliage
Bloom Time
Spring
Style
Herb Garden,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Shrubs

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