Allegheny Serviceberry


  • Showy small tree
  • White flowers in early spring
  • Showy dusty red fruit
  • Edible
  • Good for birds
  • Good for urban/impacted areas
  • Walnut tolerant
  • Deer tolerant
  • Seedling height: 6″-12″

Height: 15ft-40ft
Spread: 15ft-40ft
Water Needs: Medium to Medium-Wet
Soil Needs: Sand, Loam
Growth Rate: Medium-Fast

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Allegheny Serviceberry
Description Allegheny serviceberry (Amelanchier laevis) is a small deciduous tree or shrub. Serviceberries are popular for their fruit, which is sweet and juicy. Its pretty springtime white flowers attract pollinators, especially native bees. This is a great addition as an ornamental plant in landscaping or a food garden. Young serviceberry is susceptible to deer pressure. *Recommended to shade young trees until they mature
Height 15 – 25 ft.
Spread 15 – 20 ft.
Growth rate Moderate to fast
Sun Full sun to shade
Water use Medium
Soil Coarse to medium loam
Bloom & Fruit
Bloom time March – June
Bloom color White
Fruit type Berry
Edible/Inedible Edible
Nativeness Native
Benefits Fruit, good for wildlife, showy flowers, fall foliage
Climate Change Hardiness Medium adaptability (US Forest Service)

Additional information


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