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Amelanchier arborea

Downy Serviceberry, Shadbush, Shadtree, Sarvis Tree

Scientific Name:

Amelanchier arborea

Genus:

Amelanchier

Species Epithet:

arborea

Common Name:

Downy Serviceberry, Shadbush, Shadtree, Sarvis Tree

Plant Type

Tree

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

12-36 ft., 36-72 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

March, April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Dry to moist forests, seepage and depression wetlands. Common throughout NC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Highly Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Edible fruit and beautiful fall foliage. 'Autumn Brilliance', Amelanchier X grandiflora, is a hybrid of A. laevis and A. arborea.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

NC Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox: https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/amelanchier-arborea/

Go Botany: https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/amelanchier/arborea/

Vascular Plants of NC: https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/species_account.php

700 Bird-friendly Plants for NC: https://nc.audubon.org/700



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