Amelanchier laevis – Allegheny serviceberry

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Planted at bottom of hill next to drive, late 2006

Allegheny Serviceberry

Edible fruit – raw or cooked. Succulent and sweet. This is one of the nicest fruits in the genus, it can be eaten and enjoyed in quantity. The fruit can also be dried for winter use. Up to 18mm in diameter. The fruit is rich in iron and copper.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Amelanchier

Species: laevis

Type: Shrub

Type other: Tree

Height: 12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness: USDA Zone 3a to -39.9 °C (-40 °F)

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

Sun Exposure to: Partial Shade

Bloom Color: White/Near White

Foliage: Decidious

Soil pH from: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Soil pH to: 7.6 to 8.0 (alkaline)

Propagation Methods: By grafting By simple layering

Otherdetails: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Planted: 2006

Updated: 2008

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Maria is currently growing everything from seed that she can lay her hands on. Also playing with colours and textures to fulfill her garden desires...