Amelanchier canadensis


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Key Features

20 to 30'

Container Size

1 Gallon, 2 Gallon, 3 Gallon

Bloom Time

April, May

Bloom Color


Soil Moisture


Soil Type

Average, medium, well-drained soil; tolerates clay soil, prefers a loam.

Hardiness Zone

4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Light Requirements

Part shade, Part Sun, Full sun

  • Description

    Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis) is a large deciduous shrub or small tree with fragrant white flowers. The flowers ripen into crimson-purple berries that have a nutty, huckleberry flavor. The berries can be eaten raw or cooked in pies. Serviceberry is also known for its brilliant shades of orange-red in autumn. It is also known as Shadblow Serviceberry due to its bloom time occurring when the American Shad fish swims upstream to spawn.

    Its berries are eaten by songbirds as well as mammals both large and small. Serviceberry is a host plant for some very attractive butterflies – the Viceroy, which looks very similar to the monarch, and the Red-Spotted Purple (pictured above). Serviceberry is a great specimen plant for your yard – not only is it lovely to look at, but it can provide a snack to both you and the wildlife in your neighborhood.

  • Shipping Information

    We ship from two locations:

    • Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

    • Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

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