Wild Serviceberry



Wild Serviceberry

(11 customer reviews)


Wild Serviceberry (Amelanchier arborea) is also known as Juneberry, Saskatoon, or Shadebush. It is a native gem, producing clusters of sweet, white blossoms in spring followed by edible berries. This versatile plant offers year-round interest with its vibrant fall foliage and smooth gray bark. Its berries are a treat for both humans and wildlife, making it a harmonious addition to naturalistic gardens.

1-2′ Bareroot Seedling

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3 - 9 5%
10 - 19 10%
20 + 15%
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Requirements and Tolerances

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 2-8
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
Water Requirements: Moderate, consistent moisture
Soil Type: Well-drained
Soil pH: 5.5-7.0
Plant Spacing: 10-15′ apart
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: None
Heat Tolerance: Moderate

Physical Characteristics

Rootstock: Own Roots
Plant Size: 15-25′ tall, 10-15′ wide
Growth Habit: Upright, multi-stemmed
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Time: April-May
Flower Color: White
Fall Color: Orange-red
Berry Size: 0.25-0.5″
Berry Flavor: Sweet, slightly tart
Berry Color and Appearance Dark purple, small, round

Growth and Reproduction

Growth Rate: Moderate
Years to Bear: 4-6
Lifespan: 30-50 years
Pollination Requirements: Self-pollinating
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Harvest Time: June-July
Yield & Storage: Moderate, store in a cool, dry place

Disease Resistance

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Eastern North America
Nitrogen Fixing: No
Fire Blight (Erwinia amylovora): Moderately Resistant
Cedar-Serviceberry Rust (Gymnosporangium spp.): Moderately Resistant
Powdery Mildew (Erysiphe spp.): Moderately Resistant
Leaf Spot (Cercospora spp.): Moderately Resistant
Serviceberry Borer (Agrilus spp.): Moderately Resistant
Aphids (Aphidoidea): Moderately Resistant

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 1 × 1 in
Hardiness Zone

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8



11 reviews for Wild Serviceberry

Based on 11 reviews
  1. sarahwilsonstl (Verified Customer)

    Plants arrived on time and well packaged.
    Each had an extensive root system, which I really appreciate. Have ordered from a variety of sources this spring (2023) and these were the best-rooted plants I’ve gotten.
    I’ll certainly order from Food Forest Nursery again.

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  2. Jennifer H. (Verified Customer)

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  3. Gail B. (Verified Customer)

    Received several small extra trees. It is already hot in Texas, and difficult for bare root trees, but the smaller trees may survive easier than the larger ones

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  4. Stacey A. (Verified Customer)

    Came as described with detailed instructions on how to care for the plant. Looking forward to eat some berries.

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  5. Allyson M. (Verified Customer)

    It will make great coverage for the back yard

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  6. RUSSELL PAIGE (Verified Customer)

    Serviceberries were wrapped very nicely. Food Forest was kind enough to include a few extra trees more than we ordered. Trees were dormant and small (all less than 12″ in height) but all appeared healthy.

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  7. Michael S.

    This was the best price I could find on the Internet for this somewhat difficult to find native species and despite being the best price it was larger than most other bareroot trees I have purchased from other nurseries in the past!

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  8. Annabelle (Verified Customer)


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  9. Dana McMaster (Verified Customer)

    I was a little worried about this one since it was the last plant in my order to go in the ground but it’s starting to get some buds two weeks later. I’m excited to see how it does!

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  10. Allison (Verified Customer)

    All plants arrived on time, and each are growing well!

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  11. Ricardo Wieler (Verified Customer)

    Was the only plant that didn’t sprout or grow.

    Image #1 from Ricardo Wieler
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    • derekcarter44 (store manager)

      Sorry to hear that. I’ve refunded you for this plant.

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