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Amelanchire laevis 'Autumn Brilliance'

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Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry
Especially colorful in the Fall
Mature Size:
30
' Height /
15
' Spread
Expected Size:
/
Light Preference:
Sun to Part Sun
Soil Preference:
Moist (Mesic)
Price:
$18.50/1 gal.

Amelanchier, also known as Shadbush, Shadwood or Shadblow, Serviceberry,  Juneberry, or Wild-Plum, is a genus of about 20 species of deciduous shrubs and small trees in the Rose family (Rosaceae).

Amelanchier laevis, commomly called Allegheny Serviceberry, is a small, deciduous, usually multi-trunked understory tree or tall shrub which is native to thickets, open woods, sheltered slopes and wood margins in Eastern North America where it typically grows 15-25' (less frequently to 40') tall. It features showy, 5-petaled, slightly fragrant, white flowers in drooping clusters which appear in early spring (April) before the leaves. Flowers give way to small, round, edible berries which ripen to dark purplish-black in June (hence the sometimes common name of Juneberry) and resemble blueberries in size, color and taste. They are delicious when eaten raw, and the berries are often used in jams, jellies and pies. Finely-toothed, obovate leaves emerge with a bronzish-purple tinge in spring, mature to lustrous dark green in summer and turn red-orange in fall. This tree is primarily distinguished from the very similar native downy serviceberry (A. arborea) by its hairless foliage, purplish-tinged new growth and tastier (sweeter and juicier) berries.

Amelanchier plants are valued horticulturally, and their fruits are important to wildlife.  This species is tolerant of a somewhat wide range of soils, but prefers moist, well-drained loams.

We have have large and small specimens available of Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance', that is a hybrid cross between A. laevis (Allegheny Serviceberry) and A. arborea (Downy Serviceberry). As the name implies, it is extremely colorful during the fall. It is a small, deciduous, usually multi-trunked understory tree or tall shrub which typically matures to 15-20’ tall. Flowers bloom in April followed by edible fruits (3/8" diameter) in June (hence the sometimes used common name of Juneberry). Prices are size dependent, but gallons, are around $18.50.

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Prices listed are subject to change, based upon size change and availability.

We are a small local nursery with limited shipping capability. We will do our best to ship smaller material (usually 1 or 2 gallon), although we can sometimes ship larger plants with the pots removed.

We have some species that are not listed, as we have too few of them to make a full listing plausible. You can always inquire.

We will consider contract growing an order with appropriate advance notice and availability of seed, cuttings or lining out stock.

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