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Allegheny Serviceberry

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A native woodland tree with large showy flowers in spring and excellent fall colors; a great choice for small home landscapes; reliable and low-maintenance

Characteristics

Species:
laevis
Average Landscape Height:
20 feet
Average Landscape Width:
15 feet
Genus:
Amelanchier
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Plant Form:
round
Canopy:
low
Density:
open
Growth Rate:
medium
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Flower Color:
white
Flower Period:
in early spring
Summer Foliage Color:
dark green
Fall Color:
orange
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
medium

Ornamental Features

Allegheny Serviceberry is blanketed in stunning clusters of white flowers rising above the foliage in early spring before the leaves. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The oval leaves turn an outstanding orange in the fall. It produces blue berries in late spring.

Landscape Attributes

Allegheny Serviceberry is an open multi-stemmed deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

Planting & Growing

Allegheny Serviceberry will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more. While it is considered to be somewhat self-pollinating, it tends to set heavier quantities of fruit with a different variety of the same species growing nearby.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is native to parts of North America.

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