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Amelanchier arborea var. arborea

Amelanchier arborea (Michx. f.) Fernald var. arborea

Common Serviceberry, Shadbush, Junebush

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Synonym(s): Amelanchier oblongifolia


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Ovate
Inflorescence: Raceme
Fruit Type: Pome
Autumn Foliage: yes
Size Class: 12-36 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , NS , ON
Native Habitat: Woodland

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes
Attracts: Birds , Butterflies

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.


Bibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Amelanchier arborea var. arborea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Amelanchier arborea var. arborea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Amelanchier arborea var. arborea


Record Modified: 2013-09-07
Research By: TWC Staff

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