Botanical Name: Amelanchier x grandiflora
Common Name: Apple Serviceberry  
Plant photo of: Amelanchier x grandiflora
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree, Shrub


Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color



Bark Color



Fruit Color

Blue, Purple


Fruit Season



Full, Half, Shade



Low, Medium


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Poor, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH

Acid, Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

Design Styles

Formal, Meadow, Ranch, Native Garden, Woodland


Accenting Features

Fall Color, Multi-trunk Tree, Showy Flowers, Specimen


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Background, Entry, Shrub Border, Foundation, Patio, Walls / Fences


Special Uses

Screen, Mass Planting, Shade Tree, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife

Birds, Butterflies

Information by: Stephanie Duer
  • Description

  • Notes

A hybrid between A. arborea and A. laevis, the new leaves of this species have the pubescent foliage of the former and the purplish cast of the later. Summer foliage is a soft green, turning orange to scarlet in the fall. This hybrid has larger and showier flowers then either parent. Numerous cultivars have been selected from this species, including 'Princess Diana,' 'Prince William,' and 'Cole's Select.' Generally 18 to 25 feet tall and about half as wide. Grown as both a single or multi-stemmed small tree or shrub. Lovely as a specimen or in masses.
Grow in sun to part shade; ideally with a south, west, or east exposure. Grows in well-drained soil and perfers those with some organic matter. Tolerates alkaline soils to 7.5 pH. Root suckers are common and if not removed, will result in a dense, shrubby habit, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Attractive to bees, butterflies, and birds. If you are longing for aspens, this tree will give you the look without the horrifying forest of suckers and all those diseases.