Amelanchier canadensisIndiana Native
Shadblow Serviceberry

 Plant Type:
 Hardiness:
 Deciduous / Evergreen:
 Flowers:
White (Borne on racemes; Beautiful upright clusters of 5-petaled white flowers that appear in early spring)
 Foliage:
Green (Medium to dark green summer foliage); Multi-Colored (Attractive fall color that can range from yellow and gold to orange and red)
 Fruit:
Black (Small, round red fruits that ultimately mature to black in early to mid-summer)
 Ultimate Height:
6-20 feet
 Ultimate Spread:
6-20 feet
 Soil:
Prefers moist, well-drained soils, but is quite adaptable
 Range:
Eastern North America
 Diagnostic Characteristics:
Leaves are alternate, simple, elliptic, rounded, finely serrated, and 1.5-2.5" long by 0.5-1.25" wide. The young leaves are densely pubescent, becoming glabrous at maturity. Compared to A. arborea and A. laevis, the flower petals of A. canadensis are slightly shorter and much more strongly obovate. Bark is gray and smooth.

Additional Information

Amelanchier canadensis, the Shadblow Serviceberry, tends to be confused with Amelanchier arborea, the Downy Serviceberry, and Amelanchier laevis, the Allegheny Serviceberry. However, A. canadensis, compared to A. arborea and A. laevis, is generally much more shrub-like (often forming thickets), flowers a week later, and produces upright flower clusters (as opposed to the pendulous racemes of A. arborea and A. laevis). The Shadblow Serviceberry is excellent for woodland plantings, naturalizing, and along stream and pond banks. The black berries are edible and sweet, often used in pies, jams, and jellies.

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

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101 Amelanchier canadensis found

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12015_00824*ADLR
22015_00826*ADLR
32010_00093*ACARY
42015_00822*ADLR
52012_00649*APMU
62010_00173*ACARY
72009_13694*AHORTPARK
82010_00385*ACARY
92010_00333*ACARY
102012_01248*ALILY
112015_00827*ADLR
122022_00008*AHGRH
132022_00062*ABELL
142022_00581*ABRK
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312022_00563*ABRK
322022_00480*ARSC
332022_00479*ARSC
342022_00468*ARSC
352022_00464*ARSC
362023_00069*IPICK
372023_00333*APICK
382023_00333*BPICK
392023_00333*CPICK
402023_00333*DPICK
412023_00333*EPICK
422023_00333*FPICK
432023_00333*GPICK
442023_00333*HPICK
452023_00333*IPICK
462023_00333*JPICK
472023_00333*KPICK
482023_00333*LPICK
492023_00333*MPICK
502023_00333*NPICK
512023_00333*OPICK
522023_00333*PPICK
532023_00333*Qpick
542023_00365*ADLR
552023_00365*BACDP
562023_00365*CADPB
572023_00392*AADPC
582023_00468*ASTON
592023_00578*ACQNW
602023_00578*BCQNW
612023_00578*CCQNE
622023_00578*DCQNE
632023_00578*ECQNW
642023_00578*FCQNW
652023_00578*GCQNE
662023_00578*HCQNE
672024_00021*AHORTPARK
682024_00021*BHORTPARK
692024_00021*CHORTPARK
702024_00073*AHORTPARK
712024_00073*BHORTPARK
722024_00073*CHORTPARK
732024_00073*DHORTPARK
742024_00073*EHORTPARK
752024_00073*FHORTPARK
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782024_00073*IHORTPARK
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802024_00073*KHORTPARK
812024_00073*LHORTPARK
822024_00073*MHORTPARK
832024_00073*NHORTPARK
842024_00073*OHORTPARK
852024_00073*PHORTPARK
862024_00073*QHORTPARK
872024_00082*AHORTPARK
882024_00082*BHORTPARK
892024_00082*CHORTPARK
902024_00082*DHORTPARK
912024_00082*EHORTPARK
922024_00082*FHORTPARK
932024_00124*AVAWT
942024_00124*BVAWT
952024_00140*AHNLY
962024_00150*AMCUT
972024_00174*ABALY
982024_00174*BBALY
992024_00205*AFRNY
1002024_00205*BFRNY
1012024_00205*CFRNY

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