• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast to 20 to 25 ft. high and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Fall Color
    Early spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:am-uh-LAN-kee-er gran-dih-FLOR-uh
    Plant type:Shrub, Tree
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast to 20 to 25 ft. high and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Early spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage
    Design IdeasThis exceptionally bright native tree is a good focal point for an all native garden. Add to traditional landscapes for hardy, vigorous carefree autumn color. Vital to wildlife and bird gardens that feed upon its delicious fruit. Makes a good background foliage plants for manicured beds and borders.
    Companion PlantsGroup this beautiful eastern native with other regional favorites such as Vine Maple, Oak Leaf Hydrangea, Rhododendron, Kentucky Wisteria.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed regularly during the growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Prune annually in late winter to promote vigorous new growth.Pruning time: late winter or early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
  • History & Lore
    Serviceberries are grouped into the Rosaceae to include about 25 species native to the north temperate zones, mostly in North America. The A. x grandiflora group of hybrids are derived from crosses of two native species: A. laevis and A. arborea.
    Edible berries were first relished by Native Americans who also considered them medicinal. The fruit was readily harvested by settlers who cooked them into jams, jellies and pies.