Amelanchier arborea
Downy Serviceberry

 Plant Type:
 Deciduous / Evergreen:
White (Borne in pendulous racemes, 2-4" long, and appearing in mid to late March; short-lived)
Green (Dark green in summer); Multi-Colored (Yellow to apricot-orange to deep red leaves in fall)
Black (Small, edible berry-like fruits appear in June and change from green to red to purplish black; birds love them)
 Ultimate Height:
30-40 feet
 Ultimate Spread:
30-40 feet
Grows best in moist, well-drained acidic soils
Eastern United States
 Diagnostic Characteristics:
Leaves are alternate, simple, generally obovate, less often ovate, ellliptic or oblong, 1-3" long by 0.5-1.75" wide, acute or acuminate, usually cordate at base and sharply serrated. Pubescence is present on young leaves and the tomentose partly remains through maturity, unlike the completely glabrous A. laevis. Bark is gray and smooth but streaked with longitudinal fissures and very ornamental. Stems are slender, olive green to red-brown, smooth and often covered with gray skin.

Additional Information

Would grow well on a streambank. Susceptible to rust, leaf blight, powdery mildew, fruit rot, leaf minor, borers, and scale. Rarely requires pruning.

When Amelanchier arborea has been observed flowering or fruiting at Purdue University





78 Amelanchier arborea found

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