Amelanchier laevis

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  • Common Name: Allegheny Serviceberry
  • Plant Story:

    A small deciduous, understory tree, Amelanchier laevis features showy, fragrant 5-petaled white flowers in the early spring that give way to edible purplish-blue berries. The Juneberries taste great in jams, jellies, and pies but you better hurry and eat them before the birds. Ovate leaves emerge with a bronzish-purple tinge then matures to dark green, and eventually turn red-orange in the fall.

  • Type: Tree Deciduous
  • Bloom Season: Spring
  • Flower Color: White
  • Planting Zone: 4-8
  • Height: 15-40 ft
  • Spread: 15-40 ft
  • Light Requirements:Part Shade
  • Suggested Uses: Understory tree
  • Leaf: Not available
  • Edible: YES
  • Attracts to: Birds,
  • Plant Deer Resistant:No
  • Plant Potential Pests:Rust, leaf spot, fire blight, powdery mildew, and canker
  • Form: Multi-trunk
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Tolerant of a wide range of soil but prefers moist, well-drained soils.


Allegheny Serviceberry - Additional Photos