• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Fast to 20 to 25 ft. high and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Fall Color
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Early spring
    Landscape Uses:
    Landscape Uses
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:am-uh-LAN-kee-er gran-dih-FLOR-uh
    Plant type:Shrub, Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    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:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    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.
    Lore:
    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.