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Amelanchier canadensis

Canadian Serviceberry

Canadian Serviceberry



  • Sun
  • Partial shade


4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Bloom time

  • April
  • May

  • White springtime flowers
  • Small edible fruits
  • Attracts birds
  • Drought tolerant
  • Native

Enrich your landscape with the captivating Serviceberry Shadblow (Amelanchier canadensis), a deciduous shrub or small tree that graces gardens with its delicate beauty and bountiful offerings.

Key Characteristics:

  • Size: Typically grows 15-30 feet (4.5-9 meters) tall, perfectly complementing gardens of all sizes, adding a graceful touch to borders and beds.

  • Foliage: Elliptic leaves emerge a vibrant green in spring, transforming into a fiery display of orange-red hues in autumn.

  • Flowers: Showy clusters of white, star-shaped blossoms adorn the bare branches in early spring, attracting pollinators and adding a touch of elegance to the landscape.

  • Fruit: Produces edible, sweet and tart berries that mature from red to purple in summer, providing a delightful treat for birds and humans alike.

An Easy-Care Delight:

  • Hardy and adaptable, the American Shadblow thrives in a variety of soils, from dry to moist, and tolerates partial shade to full sun.

  • Suits a variety of planting locations, including borders, foundations, and naturalized areas.

  • Requires minimal maintenance, needing only regular watering, especially during dry periods, and light pruning to maintain its graceful shape.

A Multi-Season Spectacle:

  • Spring: Admire the burst of countless white, star-shaped flowers adorning the bare branches, attracting pollinators and bringing a touch of elegance to your garden.

  • Summer: Bask in the beauty of the unfolding tender green foliage, creating a haven of freshness and shade.

  • Autumn: Immerse yourself in a symphony of vibrant colors as the foliage transforms into fiery shades of orange and red, offering a breathtaking display before gently dropping.

Plant details


72 - 120 in.
72 - 120 in.
72 - 240 in.



  • Bushy
  • Spreading

Flowering colours:

  • White

Plant needs


  • Tolerates drought after implantation


  • Easy. Prune the regrowth at the base in the fall to keep it more tree-like. Otherwise prune after flowering.

Soil requirement:

  • Well drained
  • Fertile



  • Drought


  • Birds
  • Pollinators


  • Open Ground
  • Isolated
  • Clumps


  • Produces edibles berries

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