SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: The National Arboretum - Washington, DC, Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA
Utility friendly tree.
Additional Common Names
CANADIAN SERVICEBERRY,SHADBUSH SERVICEBERRY
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Oval or Rounded Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 20 - 25 feet.
Width: 10 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Ovate, Medium to Light Green, Red, Gold or Multicolored, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Prolific, Purple, Red or Mostly Blue Pome, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall Edible.
Bark Light Gray or Red Brown, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Low out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Wet Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 1 - 6.
USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 7.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Highly Acidic to Neutral Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Spider Mites, Fire Blight.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium Strong.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Amelanchier canadensis Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 22, 2018.
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