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Canada serviceberry

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Amelanchier canadensis
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Gilles Murray)

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Botany

Origin and description

Large shrub native to Québec. A magnificent species in any season! White flowering in springtime of short duration but spectacular, before leafing. Purple fruit in the summer that birds love. Orange-yellow foliage in the fall. Beautiful greyish bark.

Height: 6 m
Width: 3 m
Blooms: white, in May
Fruiting: light red turning purple, around late June, edible
Attractions for wildlife: attracts pollinators and birds

Common name

Canada serviceberry

Latin name (genus)

Amelanchier canadensis

French common name

Horticulture

Growing conditions

Exposure: sun, semi-shade
Soil type: fresh, well-drained

Hardiness

  • Zone 2

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