Downy serviceberry (Amelanchier arborea)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
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Downy serviceberry (Amelanchier arborea)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 3b
Mature Height Mature Height
15 to 20 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
to 20 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Slower
Sun Sun
Full Sun or Partial Shade
Moisture Moisture
Drought tolerant (also tolerant to moist soil, well-drained)
Fall Color Fall Color
Attractive
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Yes
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Ornamental
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
Yes
Additional Information Additional Information
upright to horizontal form tree to large, suckering shrub; 15-20’ tall; 20’ wide; white flowers in spring after the foliage emerges; grayish to silvery, fuzzy new leaves becoming smooth, edible, purple fruit; yellow fall color; suckers readily; full sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well-drained soils; does poorly in poorly drained, heavy clay soil but is tolerant to dry, sandy soil; leaf spot susceptible; sensitive to road salt; plant in spring only; native to Wisconsin; hardy to zone 3b

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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