Amelanchier x grandifolia
More About Amelanchier x grandifolia
- Drooping clusters of light pink flowers fade to white, appearing before the leaves
- Edible red berries ripen to dark purplish-black in June, attracting birds and other wildlife
- Glossy leaves emerge bronzish-purple, maturing to dark green
- Fall colour is yellow to orange-red
- Flowers are larger than its parents, A. canadensis and A. laevis
- Bloom Time: Spring
The ripe berries are safe for human consumption and were used medicinally by Native Americans. Crushed berries were also used in the production of pemmican.
Apple Serviceberry Growing and Maintenance Tips
Amelanchier grandiflora tolerates many types of soils, growing best in moist, well-drained conditions. Although they naturally occur as a multi-stemmed plant, they can be pruned into single-stemmed tree forms.
Amelanchier x grandifolia Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Average to Dry Soils