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Serviceberry, Allegheny – 6-12″ – OUT OF STOCK

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Allegheny Serviceberry (Amelanchier laevis) typically grows 15 – 25 feet, but has been known to reach heights of 40 feet.  Small, round, dark purplish-black berries are valuable to wildlife and humans alike.  The leaves are finely-toothed and turn red-orange in fall.

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Product Description

Overview

  • Seedling Size:   6-12″
  • Seedling Age:  1-0
  • Mature Height:   15 – 40 feet
  • Mature Width:   15 – 40 feet
  • Soil Type:   Clay, loamy, sandy, acidic, well-drained
  • Moisture:   Dry or moderate
  • Sun:   Full sun or partial shade
  • Growth Rate:   Fast

Key Characteristics of Allegheny Serviceberry

  • Prefers moist, well-drained soils, but is tolerant of a wide range of soils.
  • The white flowers have 5 petals in drooping clusters which appear in early spring.
  • Dark purplish, black berries are often used in jams, jellies and pies.

Visitors Attracted to Allegheny Serviceberry

  • Cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedorum)
  • American robin (Turdus migratorius)
  • Northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Did You Know?

Some say that it is without question that Allegheny Serviceberry is one of the top plants for birds.  Over 40 species of birds have been documented to eat the fruit.

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