The Allegheny Serviceberry, Amelanchier laevis, is perfect for naturalistic plantings. This small, multi-stemmed, plant can be grown as a small tree or large shrub. It blooms in early spring with petite, slightly fragrant, white flower clusters. The small purplish-blue fruit is delicious in pies and jams and very attractive to birds.This serviceberry is easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. It is tolerant of a somewhat wide range of soils, but prefers moist, well-drained loams. Allegheny Serviceberry makes an attractive understory tree for lawns, shrub borders, woodland margins or native plant areas. It has no serious insect or disease problems.A great native tree for naturalizing, Allegheny Serviceberry is wonderful when mixed with conifers and hardwoods.* Multi-stemmed* Attractive understory tree* Berries for birds.
Shrubby Tree Heralds SpringThe Serviceberry is a popular ornamental shrub prized for its spring/fall color and sweet summer berries. It would look great in your naturalized garden or in front of some larger plantings to highlight its form and colors Your Serviceberry will be one of the first plants you notice in the spring. While the rest of your plants are still slumbering, the Serviceberry will burst forth in color. Before its leaves even begin to appear, its 5-petalled clusters of white flowers will stand in sharp contrast to the browns and greys of your transitioning landscape. You’ll enjoy watching the flowers give way to the small green berries as they progress from green to red, and eventually transform into a deep purple. The dark gems are ready to enjoy straight from the small shrubby tree in the early summer. The Serviceberry is a shrubby, multi-stemmed shrubby tree that grows up to 15-25 feet with an equal spread, so it will fit anywhere.It can be left as a multi stemmed shrub or trimmed into a small tree. It’s tolerant of a wide range of soils and love full to part sun. The 3-inch long dark green leaves fill out your tree, softly fuzzy at first and later glossy and smooth. Those same leaves will turn a delightful reddish-orange in the fall. Serviceberries look like large, dark blueberries and taste similar, but with an almond-like accent. They are commonly eaten raw or used in various jams and pies. WIldlife love them. * White Flowers in Early Spring* Edible Purple Berries in Early Summer* Red Orange Foliage in Autumn.
A Brand New Form of an American NativeServiceberry is a native American plant that thrives from coast to coast and north to south. We are still not sure why this tree isn’t more well-known or used more often in landscaping. It has so many great qualities going for it and now it is even better! The Standing Ovation Serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia ‘Obelisk’) is a new introduction from First Edition Plants that elevates this beauty into a new realm of landscape possibilities.Standing Ovation – like all serviceberries – starts out the spring with a massive display of white flowers that rivals the dogwoods. Then, sometime in June, the tree is flush with delicious edible berries that taste like blueberries. They can be eaten fresh, used in preserves, dried like rains, baked into muffins or pressed for juice or wine. Then in the fall, the round leaves change to red and orange lighting up your landscape in classic autumn colors.The thing that makes Standing Ovation stand out from previous versions of serviceberry is its beautiful form. Most serviceberries are small trees or large rangy shrubs. Standing Ovation is upright to 15’ and almost perfectly oval. One is a sharp specimen plant – many in a row make an eye-catching hedge or windbreak.A truly adaptable plant, this native thrives in any soil – even wet soils – and does fine in full sun or part shade. You really can’t go wrong with this great plant. Order yours from us today and enjoy the show for years to come!* Specimen tree* Four seasons of interest* Show-stopping spring blooms* Edible summer fruit.
4-Season Interest and Tempting FruitCole Serviceberry is an ornamental shrub with exceptional features. Plant one as an accent in the front yard, or a few in the side yard for a naturalized effect.Your Cole Serviceberry features clusters of white flowers, even before the foliage appears. Leaves begin to sprout in early spring, each leaf featuring a slight reddish/grey tint, and slowly developing as times passes to a dark green. The green foliage fills the shrub out nicely as blueberry-like fruit develops in summer, referred to as juneberries–a tasty treat for both you and your feathers friends. As autumn approaches, foliage assumes a brilliant orange to decorate your landscape until the leaves fall to reveal smooth grey bark for the winter. Cole Serviceberry will grow up to 25 feet in height with a 15-foot spread. It has a multi-stemmed nature and lovely vase shape. Cole Serviceberry can adapt to a variety of conditions and is even shade and urban tolerant. Overall, Cole is very hardy, and under optimal conditions will even live up to 40 years. Cole Serviceberry seems to have it all—a hardy nature, 4-season interest and delicious fruit you can use in jams and jellies (or leave for your wildlife). It’s easy to see why Serviceberry shrubs have long been appreciated by gardeners…and why Cole Serviceberry is likely to be your favorite new planting this year.* Spring flowers* Summer berries “Juneberries”* Fall color* Shade tolerant* Adaptive to a variety of soils.
Brilliant Autumn Red in Tree or ShrubThe Autumn Brillance Serviceberry is a popular shrubby tree prized primarily for its fall color and succulent summer berries, referred to as juneberries. It would look great as a shrub border in your yard or grown as a small tree.The Autumn Brillance is a cultivar of the Apple Serviceberry. It’s a cross between the Downy and Allegheny. It’s prized particularly for its obovate 5-inch long leaves that turn to a spectacular reddish-orange in the fall.Before its’ leaves begin to appear, its 5-petalled clusters of white flowers will stand in sharp contrast to the browns and greys of your transitioning landscape. Soon you’ll see the flowers give way to small green berries that gradually progress to red and eventually into a deep purple in early summer. The Serviceberry is a shrubby tree that grows up to 15-25 feet with an equal spread. It can be left alone to grow as a shrub or pruned to be a multi stemmed or single stemmed small tree. It grows best in full sun and is tolerant of a wide range of soilsServiceberries look like large, dark blueberries and taste similar, but with an almond-like accent. They are commonly eaten raw or used in various jams and pies. Native Americans and early settlers enjoyed eating these berries and were thought by some to have medicinal properties.The Serviceberry is certainly a hardy shrubby tree with a lot to offer.* White Flowers in Spring* Edible Purple Berries* Brilliant Red Fall Foliage.
Golden Foliage and Black BerriesThe Serviceberry is a shrubby tree native to the Eastern Seaboard, from Maine through the Carolinas. It grow anywhere in full sun and moist to boggy soil.It is a shrubby tree maturing to 20′. It can be left alone to grow into a suckering shrub or pruned to a multi or single stemmed tree. It has an interesting silver striped bark is displayed when the plant is pruned into a small tree.Before its leaves even begin to appear, its 5-petalled clusters of white flowers held in erect racemes about 2″ long. These will stand in sharp contrast to the browns and greys of your transitioning landscape in early March. The 3-inch dark green leaves fill out your tree, softly fuzzy at first and later glossy and smooth. Those same leaves will turn a delightful golden in the fall. You’ll enjoy watching the flowers give way to the small green berries as they progress from green to red, and eventually transform into a deep purple-black. Serviceberries, also called Juneberries, look like large, dark blueberries and taste similar, but with an almond-like accent. The dark gems are ready to enjoy straight from the bush or used in various jams and pies. * White Racemes of Flowers in Early Spring* Edible Black Fruit* Golden Foliage in Autumn* Wildlife interest.
Hardy Ornamental Shrub with Edible BerriesThe Regent Saskatoon Serviceberry is an early-flowering, ornamental shrub. It would look terrific as a shrub boarder or planted in front of a dark backdrop to highlight the Serviceberry’s colors. This Serviceberry cultivar tends to flower early in the spring with ¾ inch, 5-petaled white flowers. The fragrant flowers grow in clusters before the leaves appear, and are so numerous that they are sure to have a dazzling effect upon the appearance of your spring yard. Your Regent Serviceberry will also attract pollinators to your yard, providing a meal for them and encouragement to stay and pollinate your other plants. After the flowers of your Regent Serviceberry have faded, small green berries will appear, eventually turning a dark blue when they’re ready to eat in the summer. They look similar to blueberries, and taste just as good. Some say the flavor has a slightly nutty taste. Serviceberries are often used in preserves and in pies, and if you don’t use them, the birds will love them! The Regent Saskatoon Serviceberry is a gently mounded deciduous shrub that Grows 6 feet high with an equal spread. It’s hardy and tolerant of many conditions. The green foliage turns shades of yellow and burgundy in the fall, an added bonus in addition to the plant’s other stellar features. The Serviceberry has traditionally had many uses. Native Americans used to make pemmican and soups from the Serviceberry to supplement their daily diets. The plant was thought to have medicinal properties, and it was also used as a dye. Whatever uses you value in your Serviceberry, it’s sure to deliver. * Attractive spring flowers * Delicious berries * Fall color.