University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Shrubs for Your Home
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Alleghany Serviceberry
Amelanchier laevis
Flowers and leaves of Alleghany Serviceberry
Size:

Small

Medium
Size: large
Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease


Leaf miners, pear leaf blister mite are possible, but not common problems. Rust, powdery mildew and fireblight are possible, but not common problems.
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 8 
Mature Height: 15-25 Feet
Mature Width: 15-25 Feet
Features: White flowers in spring before leaves emerge; smooth gray bark; autumn color is orange red.
Culture: Full sun to shade; moist, well-drained soil; prefers slightly acid soil.
Cultivars:
  • 'Cumulus'- broadly columnar habit, orange autumn foliage.
Mature Form: Multi-stemmed; suckers to form a colony; overall, has an oval to rounded shape.
Native To: United States (and Illinois)
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Barrier
Border
Foundation
Hedge
Use for: Massing.Massing
Use for: Naturalizing.Naturalizing
Screen
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Orange
Red
 
Additional Notes: Serviceberries are often used as large shrubs, but most species can grow larger than expected and can be used as small trees.

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