Amelanchier x grandiflora

Apple Serviceberry or Juneberry

Tips for Homeowners:

Best to remove suckers, crossing branches and any growth that might look unhealthy.  This tree does not like to dry out so keep adequately watered during periods of fruit.

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This is a multi-stemmed shrub or tree and is a beautiful specimen that can look a little wild, but if the suckering is kept to a minimum looks great in any landscape.

  • Good for natural landscapes
  • Birds love the red-purple-black June fruit
  • Light gray bark
  • Fall foliage is yellow to red

This is a fantastic addition to the naturalized garden where it favors being an understory tree, or in the shrub or perennial border.

Height: 15-25 ft
Spread: 15-25 ft
Zone: 4-9
Color: White

Interesting Notes about Apple Serviceberry:

Serviceberry got its name because it grew primarily in the northeast where winters were harsh. When it was too cold to bury the deceased, the burials would have to wait until weather broke.  It was time to perform the burial services when the Serviceberry began to bloom.  Besides being able to withstand harsh winters it is also a highly ornamental understory tree or shrub perfect for the woodland setting.  They are a 4 season tree that begins in spring with beautiful flowers, followed by edible fruit, in the fall has colorful foliage and has great form in the winter.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Mass Planting
  • Specimen
  • Great Foliage
  • Native
  • Attractive fruit
  • Edible
  • Naturalizing

Foliage Color:

  • Gray
  • Blue


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Songbirds


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Moist, Well-Drained