Amelanchier arborea

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Serviceberry, Shadbush, Juneberry


Plant Specifics

Size:15-30 (40) ft tall by 15-20 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Purple
Noted for:Fall color, Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Small specimen tree or an understory tree.
Propagation:Seed or soft wood cuttings.
Availability:Native nurseries
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH:Mildly acidic



Small mammals and larger birds eat the berries. 


The nectar and pollen of the flowers attract native Andrenid bees (Andrena spp.), Halictid bees (Halictus spp., Lasioglossum spp.) and honeybees, as well as Syrphid flies, Tachinid flies, Buprestid beetles (Acmaeodera spp.), and other insects.

Native Habitats:Dry hammocks, dry hardwood forests

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


Ethnobotany:Berries may be used for making jam or jelly.