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Amelanchier utahensis

Utah serviceberry

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Amelanchier utahensis (Utah serviceberry)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Utah service-berry is a much-branched, 3-15 ft., deciduous shrub or small tree with grayish, oval leaves; racemes of white flowers; and small, dark-purple fruit. The bark is ashy-gray.

This widedspread shrub serves as browse for Mule Deer, Desert Bighorn Sheep, and domestic livestock; its berries are eaten by birds such as the Sage Grouse.

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf: Green
Fruit: Black, Blue
Size Class: 12-36 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NV , NM , OR , TX , UT , WA , WY
Native Distribution: S.e. OR to s.c. MT, s. to Baja CA & TX
Native Habitat: Dry mesas & steep, rocky hillsides; 5000-7000 ft.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Well-drained, rocky soils. Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay.
Conditions Comments: Not Available


Use Ornamental: Showy, Blooms ornamental, Accent shrub, Attractive
Use Wildlife: An important browse and food plant for birds and other wildlife. Browse, Fruit-mammals, Fruit-birds, Nectar-insects
Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Last Update: 2015-11-13