Amelanchier alnifolia
Western Serviceberry

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DESCRIPTION
Western Serviceberry
Amelanchier alnifolia

 - Plant listed for information only. Not currently being sold at Garden Centers

Clusters of fragrant white flowers emerge in early April just before the small, light-green, oval leaves appear. It attracts a wide variety of butterflies. Small, sweet, blue berries ripen in summer and are loved by people and songbirds. Orange to red fall foliage is spectacular and long-lasting.

BENEFITS
  • Early white blossoms have a sweet fragrance
  • Attracts orange tip and elfin butterflies
  • Perfect upright tree for small spaces
  • Sweet berries can be eaten fresh or dried
  • Birds love its berries and protective cover
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

Washington south to California, east to Minnesota and Iowa.

Interesting Facts

 

The sweet fruit ripens in early summer along the coast, a bit later inland.  The fruit has long been prized fresh and in baking. It has a high antioxidant level. Native Americans prized its wood for arrows and pipe stems.

 

 

GROWING TIPS

 

Mature Size: 10-15ft. Tall x 6-10ft. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 2-7

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

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