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(Amelanchier alnifolia)

Serviceberry is native to the north central United States and grows as far south as the southern Rocky Mountains. This clump forming, deciduous shrub or small tree grows to a height of 91 to 180 cm (36 to 180 in.). The leaves are nearly round and are 2.5 to 5 cm (1 to 2 in.) in size with toothed margins. The flowers, which appear from May to June, are showy with white petals. The fruit is small, apple-like and red to purple in color. Birds and small mammals eat it.

Serviceberry tolerates most soil types, but prefers well-drained, medium textured soils. It does not do well in saline soils. Uses include game range restoration, windbreak plantings and landscaping.

Plant seed 0.6 cm (¼ in.) deep. Unstratified seed should be planted in the late fall, while moist, pre-chilled seed is best planted in the spring.



0.6 kg PLS /hectare
0.5 lbs. PLS/acre



61,000 per lb. (0.46 kg)

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