Amelanchier canadensis

Growing Information

Plant Type: Shrub
Sunlight: Sun, part shade
Soils: Acidic moist, well-drained, average
Bloom Time: White flowers in April, May
Size: 10-18 feet in height; 5-10 foot spread

Also called Serviceberry, it is good for height in mixed borders or foundation plantings. Called shadbush because its spring flowers coincide when the herring and shad are running. Good fall color. Drought tolerant. Deer and rabbit resistant. Birds love the fruit.

Garden Companions

Pasture rose (Rosa Carolina), American Hazelnut (Corylus americana), Bayberry (Morella caroliniensis)

Nature Benefits

• Host plant for larvae of tiger swallowtail, viceroy, admiral, and striped hairstreak butterflies
• Fruit feeds at least 40 bird species
• Pollinator powerhouse

Native Habitat

Occurs in forest edges, upland woods, meadows and fields.

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