The downy serviceberry, or Amelanchier arborea, is a large deciduous shrub that presents remarkable and delicate flowers in early spring. It gets its common name from the fine layer of feathery hairs which grow on leaves before seasonal maturity. A sun-loving plant that may be trained to resemble a small tree.
Amelanchier arborea features a grey ornamental bark with a red cast of color which pairs well with wine-colored fall foliage. The downy serviceberry, sometimes called Juneberry among other names, features small, sweet, edible berries and does well in a range of soils and growing conditions.
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