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71.‘Autumn Brilliance’ Serviceberry

Amelanchier arborea ‘Autumn Brilliance’


Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
4 – 9
20 – 25 with a maximum of 60
Multi-stemmed large shrub or small tree with a rounded crown of many small branches
Sun to partial shade
Moist, well-drained, fertile soil
White, 2 – 4 long, borne in pendulous racemes, in March – April
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
Native range is Maine to Iowa, south to northern Florida and Louisiana; introduced about 1746
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


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Michael A. Dirr

Dr. Michael A. Dirr is a horticulturist associated with the University of Georgia. Dr. Dirr has published over 300 scientific and popular publications and has authored seven books, including A Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture and Propagation and Uses. It has sold more than 250,000 copies.

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Richard C. Webel

Richard C. Webel is managing director of Innocenti & Webel LLC, a renowned firm that specializes in architecture, landscape architecture and strategic planning. He collaborated on A Landscape of Continuity: The Practice of Innocenti & Webel, published by Harvard University in 1997. In addition to presenting lectures throughout the United States, he has also appeared on CNBC and CNN.