Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Downy Serviceberry

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Amelanchier arborea

Flower Description:

Flowers are white and have five petals which form in drooping clusters and appear before the leaves in early spring. Flowers ripen into berries which are dark-purplish black in early summer.

FamilyRose
Season BloomApril-May
HabitatThis lovely small tree grows in the woodland or along wooded borders. Makes a nice accent plant in a native garden. Does well along stream banks and ponds too. The early blossom provides food for pollinators, birds eat the berries, and the leaves provide fall color.
CyclePerennial woody
Height15-25'
Leaf DescriptionFinely toothed, obvate leaves. Turn "peachy" in fall.
Soil Type All Types
Light Source Partial Shade, Sun
LocationWoodland