• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing; reaches 20 to 25 ft. tall 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:Rounded
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing; reaches 20 to 25 ft. tall 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 PlantsVine Maple (Acer circinatum); Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Dogwood (Cornus); Wisteria (Wisteria)
  • Care
    Care Information
    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.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
    Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
  • 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.


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