Alder-leaved serviceberry Amelanchier alnifolia Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Alder-leaved serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia) am-el-AN-keer all-nih-FOE-lee-ah 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 Song Birds, Interesting Bark, Native, Showy Fall Foliage Bloom Time Spring Style Herb Garden, Woodland Garden Seasonal Interest Summer Interest Type Shrubs Amelanchier alnifoliaView the discussion thread.