Wild Serviceberry

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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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Environmental Requirements

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

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 15-25′ tall, 10-15′ wide
Plant Spacing: 10-15′ apart
Growth Habit: Upright, multi-stemmed
Rootstock: Own Roots

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Self-pollinating
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Bloom Time: April-May
Flower Color: White

Fruit Characteristics

Berry Size: 0.25-0.5″
Berry Flavor: Sweet, slightly tart
Berry Color and Appearance Dark purple, small, round
Harvest Time: June-July
Yield & Storage: Moderate, store in a cool, dry place
Years to Bear: 4-6

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

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 Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Upright, multi-stemmed
Foliage Color: Green
Fall Color: Orange-red
Lifespan: 30-50 years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Eastern North America
Nitrogen Fixing: No