How to Grow Amelanchier canadensis Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Serviceberry


Shadblow serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis) photograph by Andrey Zharkikh.

Amelanchier canadensis Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Amelanchier canadensis
  • Common Name: Serviceberry
  • Growing Zone: USA: 4 to 7
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Tree

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 120 to 300
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 180 to 300
  • Time of Bloom: Spring
  • Flower Details: White
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Upright / erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Partially shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Average pace
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance:
  • Propagation: Seed and semi-hardwood cuttings or remove suckers in winter
  • How to Prune: Requires little to no pruning. In some cases hard pruning can be disruptive.
  • Pests: Usually pest free
  • Diseases: Fire blight may be a problem

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of:
  • Best Garden Use: Specimen, Woodland garden
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: Entices birdlife to the garden, North American native, Attracts butterflies, Blooms are very showy
  • Genus Detail: Amelanchier
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here

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