Downy Serviceberry Quick Growth Guide

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The Downy Serviceberry provides food for over 40 species of birds. The berries can be used to make jams or pies and taste almost like the berries from the Highbush Blueberry.

Quick Growing Guide

Botanical Name: Amelanchier arborea spp. arbor

Botanical Family: Rosaceae

En français: Amélanchier aborescent

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Sun / Shade:

Water: Low to moderate need for water.


Hardiness Zones:

It prefers acidic, moist, well-drained soils, but is adaptable to many soil conditions.

In nature, it grows in open fields, fencerows, edges of woods, thickets, and stream banks. It is adaptable to many garden uses; wildflower gardens, borders, and mass planting, as examples.

Amelanchier berries are edible and ripen in the middle of summer. They have a similar flavour to blueberries and can be eaten in a variety of ways. They are delicious raw, and there is no unpleasant aftertaste. They’re also great in pies and jams.

A low maintenance tree.

a full young Downy Serviceberry in full bloom
A full young Downy Serviceberry in full bloom



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