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Amelanchier arboreaAmelanchier arborea

downy serviceberry, shadbush

Photograph(s) by*: RHW


Height: 15-25'
Flowers: Mar.-May; white
Fruit: red to dark purple; fleshy
Fall color: yellow, red

Conditions *

Light: Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Dry Moist
Soil pH: 5.5-7.5
Soil type: Loamy Sandy


woods, along river banks, swamps, and rocky slopes; more common at lower elevations

Native to

Region: Mountain *
States: MD


Songbird Small mammal *


used by 58 wildlife species; 35 bird species; important early summer food; berries edible to people

 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
Last updated: 1 October 2004