Amelanchier arborea

serviceberry, shadbush, juneberry


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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 15-30 (40) ft    Width: 15-20 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      purple
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy flowers, fall color


Recommended Uses: Small specimen tree or an understory tree.
Propagation: Seed or soft wood cuttings.
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement   light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, clay, loam
Soil pH Range: Mildly acidic


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Small mammals and larger birds eat the berries. Attracts pollinators.
Native Habitats: dry hammocks, dry hardwood forests

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:


Berries may be used for making jam or jelly.