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Amelanchier alnifolia 'Regent' ('Regent' serviceberry)

Amelanchier alnifolia 'Regent' Photo/Illustration: Pat Breen, Oregon State University


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Amelanchier alnifolia 'Regent' am-el-AN-keer all-nih-FOE-lee-ah Common Name: 'Regent' serviceberry Genus: Amelanchier
A compact shrub form of serviceberry, 'Regent' produces finely toothed, rounded leaves that are bluish on top and gray-green on the bottom. In fall, they change to vibrant yellow and red. Spring finds the shrub sporting white flowers in upright clusters that give way to fruit in June. Birds as well as humans appreciate the tasty berries, which make great jellies and jams and are more abundant in full sun. This plant is native to the Great Plains and tolerates harsh, dry, or alkaline conditions when mature.
Noteworthy characteristics: Good fall color; edible fruit; white, springtime flowers.
Care: Provide full sun to partial shade and moist, well-drained soil.
Problems: Infrequent, but watch for occasional rust, leaf spot, fire blight, and powdery mildew, as well as sawfly, leaf miner, borers, and scale.
Height 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Attracts Birds; Native; Showy Fall Foliage; Showy Flowers; Showy Fruit
Bloom Time Spring
Flower Color White Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Waterside
Style Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Shrubs

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