SelecTree: Tree Detail
Amelanchier sanguinea var. alnifolia
Photo Locations: Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA and Washington Park Arboretum - Seattle, WA
Utility friendly tree.
Susceptible to powdery mildew. Very hardy.
Native to California.
Oval or Rounded Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 12 - 20 feet.
Width: 12 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 40 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 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 4 - 8.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Highly Acidic to Neutral Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Not Suited.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Fire Blight and Rust.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Biogenic Emissions considered Low.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Amelanchier sanguinea var. alnifolia Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 22, 2018.
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