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Amelanchier spicata [= Amelanchier stolonifera]

Dwarf Serviceberry, Shadbush

Scientific Name:

Amelanchier spicata [= Amelanchier stolonifera]

Genus:

Amelanchier

Species Epithet:

spicata

Common Name:

Dwarf Serviceberry, Shadbush

Plant Type

Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft., 6-12 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

March, April

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Dry, acidic, rocky or sandy sites. Rare in NC mountains, uncommon in piedmont and coastal plain.

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:

Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled, S3: Vulnerable (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Stoloniferous, colonial shrub.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

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

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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