serviceberry, Juneberry - Rosaceae Amelanchier sp.


Common Nameserviceberry, Juneberry
iTree CodeAM

Plant Form

FormShrub or Tree: dense spreading shrub or small trees
Height25 feet
Spread15 feet

Identification Description

Foliagedark or light green, broadly oval with smooth to serrated edges Leaf Type  Information Icon Simple
Barksmooth gray, slight texture with age
Budred/purple, slender and pointed; developing white hairs between scales Bud Arrangement Information Icon Alternate
Twiggray/red smooth and slender
Flowerwhite flowers; typically male and female on same plant (monoecious)
Fruitsmall, red/purple "berries" (pomes), appearing June
Fall Colorred, yellow, orange

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zones pH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min2b Min6.0 SoilIntolerant
Max9a Max7.5 SprayIntolerant

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
Intermediate High Unknown

Species Status

Nebraska Native Yes Check
U.S. Native Yes Check
Region of OriginUnited States, Canada