Amelanchier laevisIndiana Native
Allegheny Serviceberry

 Plant Type:
 Hardiness:
 Deciduous / Evergreen:
 Flowers:
White (White flowers in nodding fleecy 4" panicles before foliage in spring that last for a few days)
 Foliage:
Bronze (Bronze foliage unfolding in the spring); Green (Green summer foliage); Multi-Colored (Yellow, red-orange, red, to russet gold foliage in fall)
 Fruit:
Multi-Colored (Black to reddish-purple fruits in early summer; fruits are edible by birds and people)
 Ultimate Height:
15-25 feet
 Ultimate Spread:
10-20 feet
 Soil:
Fairly adaptable to soil conditions, but prefers well-drained, acidic soils
 Range:
Eastern United States
 Diagnostic Characteristics:
Alternate, simple, serrated leaves (1.25-3" long) lack pubescence (Amelanchier arborea has pubescence on young leaves and tomentose that partly remains), and have short acuminate tips. Base subcordate or rounded. Long narrow buds (0.5") are green tinged in red, ciliate with silky white hairs. Smooth, light gray trunks, lightly striped.

Additional Information

An excellent small tree for naturalizing and for very early, but short-lived, bloom. Fruits are edible and a prime source of food for birds. Can produce fruit by apomixis. Subject to the troubles of Rosaceous plants in general, including fire-blight and mites, which can be controlled, usually quite easily.

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

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Fruiting

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100 Amelanchier laevis found

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Number Accession ID Location
12010_12101*AHOCK
22012_01260*CAR
32012_01029*AOWEN
42010_01309*AOWEN
52015_00792*AKRCH
62015_00790*AKRCH
7ORIG_9513*AVAWT
82010_00427*ACARY
92015_00791*AKRCH
102010_00429*ACARY
112018_01048*ADLR
122018_01051*ADLR
132010_00425*ACARY
14ORIG_6552*ABCHM
15ORIG_9508*AVAWT
16ORIG_6810*AHORT
172015_00793*AKRCH
182015_00794*AKRCH
192018_01047*ADLR
202010_12100*AHOCK
21ORIG_9510*AVAWT
222010_00426*ACARY
232018_01049*ADLR
242018_01050*ADLR
252010_12102*AHOCK
262010_00428*ACARY
272022_00435*BAR
282022_00477*ARSC
292022_00475*ARSC
302022_00474*ARSC
312022_00463*ARSC
322022_00460*ARSC
332022_00459*ARSC
342023_00083*ALYNN
352023_00083*BLYNN
362023_00083*CLYNN
372023_00135*APUSH
382023_00135*BPUSH
392023_00184*AHORTPARK
402023_00289*APICK
412023_00289*BPICK
422023_00289*CPICK
432023_00289*EPICK
442023_00289*FPICK
452023_00289*GPICK
462023_00289*HPICK
472023_00289*IPICK
482023_00289*JPICK
492023_00334*APICK
502023_00334*BPICK
512023_00334*CPICK
522023_00334*DPICK
532023_00334*EPICK
542023_00334*FPICK
552023_00334*GPICK
562023_00334*HPICK
572023_00334*IPICK
582023_00334*JPICK
592023_00334*KPICK
602023_00334*LPICK
612023_00334*MPICK
622023_00334*NPICK
632023_00334*OPICK
642023_00366*AADPC
652023_00366*BADPC
662023_00366*CADPC
672023_00366*DADPC
682023_00366*EADPB
692023_00393*AADPB
702023_00393*B
712023_00393*CADPB
722023_00393*DADPB
732023_00393*EADPB
742023_00393*FADPB
752023_00469*BLYNN
762015_02459*E2550
772015_02459*S2550
782015_02469*A2550
792023_00729*A2550
802015_02469*B2550
812024_00069*AHORTPARK
822024_00069*BHORTPARK
832024_00069*CHORTPARK
842024_00069*DHORTPARK
852024_00069*EHORTPARK
862024_00069*FHORTPARK
872024_00069*GHORTPARK
882024_00069*HHORTPARK
892024_00069*IHORTPARK
902024_00069*JHORTPARK
912024_00069*KHORTPARK
922024_00069*LHORTPARK
932024_00069*MHORTPARK
942024_00069*NHORTPARK
952024_00069*OHORTPARK
962024_00069*PHORTPARK
972024_00069*QHORTPARK
982024_00069*RHORTPARK
992024_00069*SHORTPARK
1002024_00069*THORTPARK

Other plants like this Amelanchier laevis (Allegheny Serviceberry)

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