Amelanchier alnifolia
Plants of the Southwest

Amelanchier alnifolia

Serviceberry

Serviceberry is a deciduous shrub to 20 ft. with white flowers followed by sweet, blueberry-like berries. Loved by birds. Widespread in the Rocky Mountains. Prune to a small tree or allow suckers to make a thicket. Needs shady location or extra water in arid regions. Sow seed in fall (some seeds may not germinate for a year) or cold stratify 4 months and sow in spring. Protect seedlings with shade and mulch. Zones 2-7.

    Zones, Sun & Water Needs: 234567


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