Apple serviceberry

Amelanchier  × grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance'

Photo/Illustration: 
Michael Dirr
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Apple serviceberry (Amelanchier  × grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance')
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Genus:  Amelanchier

This shrubby tree has leaves that emerge bronze, mature green, and fade to orange and red in autumn. It bears 3-inch-long racemes of white flowers in spring, followed by edible, juicy blue-black fruit.

Care: 

Provide full sun to part shade and moist but well-drained soil. May need to prune to shape if a more tree-like appearance is desired.

Propagation: 

Root greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Problems: 

Fireblight and a variety of fungal leaf spots. Rust and powdery mildew are common.

Overview

Height
15 ft. to 30 ft.
Spread
15 ft. to 30 ft.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Song Birds,
Showy Fall Foliage,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage,
Showy Fruit
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
White
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Trees

Amelanchier  × grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance'