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Amelanchier obovalis [= Amelanchier canadensis]

Coastal Plain Serviceberry

Scientific Name:

Amelanchier obovalis [= Amelanchier canadensis]

Genus:

Amelanchier

Species Epithet:

obovalis

Common Name:

Coastal Plain Serviceberry

Plant Type

Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

3-6 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:

Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

pocosins, pine savannas; common (rare in SC Piedmont).

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Flowers

Coastal Plain Serviceberry is a low shrub, spreading from the roots, that is common in coastal pocosins and pine savannas. It blooms early, before the leaves are out.

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Paynter, Wilmington, March 2012

Berries

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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