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Amelanchier alnifolia

 
Amelanchier alnifolia
Western serviceberry; juneberry
Amelanchier alnifolia

Common name Western serviceberry; juneberry
Family rosaceae
Life cycle shrub/tree
Flowers white (spring)
Size to 40' (typically smaller, to 10')
Light part shade
Cultural notes well-drained soil

Understory tree with bluish green foliage. White flowers in mid-spring, transitioning to 1/4" berries that start out red, and mature to black-blue. Ours stayed fairly small for at least the first five years it spent in our garden, but has since been pushing a bit more vigorously.

Western serviceberry; juneberry
Berries galore at the beginning of July
Amelanchier alnifolia
Fuzzy new growth in early April
Western serviceberry; juneberry
Quite pleasingly shaped leaves
Amelanchier alnifolia

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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