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Serviceberry

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  • Trees and Shrubs
Canadian serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis)
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Gilles Murray)

Onglets

Botany

Origin and description

Large shrub, also comes with a single trunk. White flowers in spring. Edible fruit, also popular with birds. Attractive fall colour.
Height: 3 to 8 m (depends on species and cultivars).
Spread: 2 to 3 m (depends on species and cultivars).

Common name

Serviceberry

Latin name (genus)

Amelanchier spp.

French common name

Botanical family

  • Rosaceae
Horticulture

Growing conditions

Exposure: full sun or partial shade

Type of soil: cool, well-drained, slightly acidic to neutral

Hardiness zone: 2 to 4 (depends on species and cultivars)

Average grower

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