Amelanchier canadensis - Shadblow

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Full SunPart Shade Butterfly FriendlyBird Friendly Deer ResistantFall Color 

DESCRIPTION

Shadblow
Amelanchier canadensis

One of the first native trees to bloom, serviceberry has fragrant, white flowers that are quite conspicuous. The nectar attracts butterflies and other pollinators. Flowers give rise to purple-black fruits relished by both songbirds and people. The colorful fall foliage is orange, gold, and red.


BENEFITS
  • Very early bloom
  • Nectar attracts butterflies and other pollinators
  • Offers the first crop of berries for many early birds
  • Handsome plant providing good fall color
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

Found within 200 miles of the Atlantic Coast from Newfoundland to Mississippi.

Map Credit: The Biota of North America 

Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)

INTERESTING FACTS

Shadblow berries can be used in jams, jellies, and pies.

 

GROWING TIPS

 Prefers full sun to part shade and average to moist soils.

Mature Size: 15-20'T x 8-12'W

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

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