Amelanchier x grandiflora--Apple Serviceberry
Hardiness Zones: 4 to 9
Height: 25 ft
Spread: 15 ft
Type: small deciduous tree
Annual Growth Rate: 12 to 18 inches
Fruit: Red turning dark purple to black
Comments: Apple Serviceberry is a hybrid between A. arborea and A. laevis. The main ornamental feature is the flowers
that are larger than those of other Amelanchier. The flowers are borne in early May and are at first tinged with pink but later fade to white.
They're followed in late spring by sweet, small berries that change
from dark red to blue. The young leaves are purplish and the fall color
is yellow to orange. Planted in masses, they can provide a very
nice summer privacy screen.
'Autumn Brilliance'(PP5717) - An Amelanchier with good form and reliable displays of white flowers and bright red fall color. Reported as resistant to ice breakage.
'Robin Hill Pink' - A selection with pink flowers. The flower color is best in cool weather but fades rapidly when the weather is hot and dry.
The bright fall color of Apple Serviceberry
Autumn Brilliance Flower close-up
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