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Apple serviceberry

Amelanchier  × grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance'

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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.

CareProvide 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.

PropagationRoot greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

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

  • Genus : Amelanchier
  • Plant Height : 15 to 30 feet
  • Plant Width : 15 to 30 feet
  • Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Uses : Shade
  • Characteristics : Showy Fall Foliage, Showy Foliage, Showy Fruit
  • Bloom Time : Spring
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Plant Type : Trees
  • Flower Color : White
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  1. RolloMartins 05/04/2017

    I've never had any showy white blossoms on my autumn brilliance serviceberry. The tree is now in its fourth year. Anything I should be doing, or feeding it with some fertilizer? It is a fairly sunny spot, well-drained soil. Perhaps acid soil (planted in a spot that used to have quite a lot of pine trees).

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