Common Name: Serviceberry
Habit: Shrub, Tree
Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
Water Needs: Moist, Average
Height: 15-30′
Flower: White, Mar, Apr
Fruit: Edible Berries
Fall Color: Yes
Natural Habitat: Bottomland Deciduous Forest, Upland Deciduous Forest, Woodland Edge
Larval host for: Striped Hairstreak (Satyrium liparops) and Coral Hairstreak (Satyrium titus), Red-spotted Purple or White Admiral
(Limenitis arthemis) butterflies.

Amelanchier arborescens has multiple upright, branching stems form a rounded, irregular crown with opposite leaves in this large shrub or small tree.  Clusters of small, white, bell-shaped flowers are followed by edible red berries.  The leaves turn red in the fall.  This is an ideal shrub/tree for shady borders and understory areas.  An excellent forage plant for nesting birds and wildlife.

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