A broad upright Serviceberry loaded with white flowers.
best in mostly sunny to sites with some shade, will tolerate hot sunny areas
average, moist, tolerates dry once established
Soil & Site
average, moist well drained soils
white wide petal, borne in pendulous racemes in end of April before the leaves have appeared
edible fruit starts green, changes to red and than ripens to a purple color, botanically called a pome, birds love this fruit
green, fall scarlet or coppery orange
smooth bark, gray
25 by 15 feet (HS), upright
Released in 1990 by Princeton Nursery of New Jersey (USA).
The species plant has a few nick names. June berry because the fruit ripens in June, Serviceberry because it bloomed during the spring funeral services, also resembles the English fruit tree (Sorbus domestica) called service tree and Shadblow because it bloomed when the Shad ran in the spring.
As kids we picked the fruit from the Amelanchier growing wild in Wisconsin and they were all growing in open areas in the woods .
Notes & Reference
#93-North American Landscape Trees (Arthur Lee Jacobson)