Amelanchier canadensis – Serviceberry
A wonderful low-maintenance shrub. Beautiful white flowers appear early in the year and attract many pollinator species. Deer resistant. Berries attract small wildlife and bird species. Edible berries can be used for jams, jellies and pies. Salt tolerant and prefers moist, well-drained soil.
Height : 15-20 feet Spread : 8-12 feet
Light : Full sun to part shade Water : Medium to moist
Soil : Sand, loam Zone : 3-8
Leaves : Medium-dark green leaves. Fall foliage a blend of orange, red and green
Stem : Slender brownish grey stems
Flower : Brilliant white flowers emerge before leaves. Bloom time is March-April
Fruit : Edible berries that resemble blueberries in shape and color. Birds love them!
Habit : Upright, multi-stemmed shrub or small tree