• Amelanchier canadensis - Shadblow Serviceberry


    "Shadblow serviceberry is a deciduous, early-flowering, large shrub or small tree in the rose family that is native to eastern North America and is found in the coastal and Piedmont of NC.  It is an understory tree, often found growing in clumps in swamps, bogs, lowlands, and thickets and grows 15-25 feet tall. In spring the showy, fragrant flowers bloom in clusters before leaf-out. The purple berry-like drupes follow and are attractive to wildlife and edible by humans. In fall the leaves turn showy red and orange.

    "This tree prefers part shade and moist well-drained sandy loam but is adaptable to both wet and dry sites and various soil types. It is somewhat clay tolerant. It will grow in full sun but appreciates afternoon shade especially in the south and will require moister soil. It is somewhat tolerant of salt but not of urban conditions.

    "It has 3 seasons of interest, making it a good small tree to use as a specimen or in small groups. It is a fine addition to naturalized or woodland sites or pollinator gardens. It can also be used along lakes, streams, ponds or other wet sites." (North Carolina Extension)

    Common Name: Serviceberry
    Type: Tree
    Family: Rosaceae
    Native Range: Eastern North America
    Zone: 4 to 8
    Height: 25.00 to 30.00 feet
    Spread: 15.00 to 20.00 feet
    Bloom Time: April to May
    Bloom Description: White
    Sun: Full sun to part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Low
    Suggested Use: Flowering Tree
    Flower: Showy
    Leaf: Good Fall
    Attracts: Birds
    Fruit: Showy, Edible
    Tolerate: Clay Soil

    Flower Image: "加拿大唐棣 Amelanchier canadensis [上海辰山植物園 Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden]" by 阿橋花譜 KHQ Flower Guide is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0