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Autumn Brilliance® Apple Serviceberry

Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance'

A shrub or small tree prized for its brilliant orange-red fall color and disease resistance. Clusters of fragrant white flowers give way to small purplish black fruit often used in jams and jellies. Use in shrub borders or as a small tree. Deciduous.
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Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.


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Botanical Pronunciationam-uh-LAN-kee-er gran-dih-FLOR-uh
LoreEdible 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.
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 20 to 25 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Spring
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseFirescaping/Firewise, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureExtreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Improved Disease Resistance, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Tolerates Wet Soils, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
Companion PlantsVine Maple (Acer circinatum); Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Dogwood (Cornus); Wisteria (Wisteria)

Easily grown in average, moist soils; tolerates wet soils and moderate air pollution. Maintain evenly moist soil during the first growing season to establish root system. Apply a balanced, general purpose fertilizer when new growth begins in spring. Prune annually in late winter to promote vigorous new growth.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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