- Latin Name- Amelanchier Selection Hardy Planting Zone- 2-9 Mature Height- 6-25 ft Width- 4-20 ft Sun or Shade- Full Sun
Service Berry Seedling - Amelanchier
Also known as the shadbush, and Juneberry, the Service Berry is a low maintenance deciduous tree/bush that thrives best in zones 2-9, and in loamy, well-drained, slightly moist soils with a ph of 5.5-7.8 and a little richer. Although the service berry is native to Minnesota, you can find an upwards of 25 species of the service berry tree/shrub throughout the United States. The service berry can thrive in full shade, but if you want a full harvest of great tasting fruit, its best to grow the service berry in full sun.
The service berry is a medium growing tree/bush that grows to an upwards of 8’-25’+ tall by 4’-15’ wide and is loved for its color throughout the year. In the early spring, you will find small, white, 5 petal flowers that mimic the apple blossoms flowers, yet more slender. After the Service Berry Seedling is done blooming, you will find clusters of deep red to purple edible berries, that is a great substitute for blueberries. As fall arrives and the nights start to cool, the serviceberries foliage turns into a blue-green color, and turns into beautiful hues of oranges and reds. The service berry is a great tree for birds and bees.
Service Berry Seedlings grow into beautiful, smaller trees that are excellent for small lawns or small spaces. This is another of those plants that some consider a shrub, but it is a little tree. They will create an area of interest no matter when in the lawn they are planted. They are easy to maintain since they will adapt to most any soil as long as moisture and good drainage are provided. These trees produce a berry that will turn black when it is ripe. It will also attract a variety of wildlife to the area.