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71.‘Autumn Brilliance’ Serviceberry

Amelanchier arborea ‘Autumn Brilliance’

 

Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
4 – 9
Height:
20 – 25 with a maximum of 60
Spread:
variable
Habit:
Multi-stemmed large shrub or small tree with a rounded crown of many small branches
Light:
Sun to partial shade
Soil:
Moist, well-drained, fertile soil
Flowers:
White, 2 – 4 long, borne in pendulous racemes, in March – April
Fruit:
orange-shaped, berry-like pome, 1/4– 1/3 diameter, ripens in June
Landscape use:
Pleasant in naturalistic planting, blends in well on the edges of woodlands, near ponds and stream banks
History:
Native range is Maine to Iowa, south to northern Florida and Louisiana; introduced about 1746
Pests\Problems:
leaf miner, borers, pear leaf blister mite, scale; rust, witches’ broom caused by fungus, leaf blight, fire blight, powdery mildew, fruit rot

Significant Features:

White flowers; edible fruit; persistent leaves and brilliant red fall color