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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Amelanchier laevis [= Amelanchier arborea var. laevis]

Smooth Serviceberry, Allegheny Serviceberry, Juneberry, Shadbush

Scientific Name:

Amelanchier laevis [= Amelanchier arborea var. laevis]

Genus:

amelanchier

Species Epithet:

laevis

Common Name:

Smooth Serviceberry, Allegheny Serviceberry, Juneberry, Shadbush

Plant Type

Tree

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

12-36 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Mesic to dry forests, high elevation forests, balds. Common in NC mountains, rare in piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Highly Recommended and Available

Notes:

'Autumn Brilliance', Amelanchier X grandiflora, is a hybrid of A. laevis and A. arborea.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

NCSU Plants



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