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Species: Amelanchier laevis

(am-ell-lang'kee-er lay'vis)

Amelanchier laevis

Allegheny Serviceberry

Found on Course Walks

None Listed

Map of plant locations

(Plant location data may be incomplete)

In Collection(s):

None Listed

Cultivars

No cultivars listed

Ornamental Characteristics

Tree < 30 feet

20' - 25' (spread 20' - 30')

Deciduous

small tree or large multi-stem shrub

Environmental Characteristics

Full sun, Part shade

3b

Can tolerate acid to neutral soil (pH 5.0 to 7.4)

white flowers in early spring; emerging foliage is purplish/bronze

Consistently moist, well-drained soil; Occasional periods of dry soil
See graphic below

Insect Disease

No diseases listed

Bare Root Transplanting

Moderately difficult

Other

native from Newfoundland south to Georgia, west to MIchigan and Kansas; functionally interchangeable with A. arborea

Moisture Tolerance Graphic

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Moisture Tolerance

Moisture graphic
Occasionally saturated or very wet soil
Consistently moist, well-drained soil
Occasional periods of dry soil
Prolonged periods of dry soil
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