The Amelanchier arborea, commonly known as the downy serviceberry, is an early-flowering, deciduous large shrub typically growing up to 25 feet tall in cultivation. Showy, fragrant white flowers appear before leaves emerge in spring, and give way to green berries which ripen to a dark purple in early summer. The "Juneberries" are deliciously reminiscent of blueberries and are a favorite of songbirds. The leaves turn a wonderful deep orange to bright red color in the fall. In the home landscape setting, the Amelancheir arborea is good for borders and naturalized areas.
Hardy Planting Zones: 4-9
Mature Height: 15-25 ft.
Width: 15-25 ft.
Shape: Rounded or Vase
Growth: 6-10 in. a year
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: Very Adaptable
Botanical name: Amelanchier Arborea