Botanical Name: Amelanchier utahensis
Common Name: Utah Serviceberry  
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color

Green, Light Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color

Black, Blue


Fruit Season



Full, Half





Growth Rate

Moderate, Slow


Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Poor, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH

Acid, Neutral


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Meadow, Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish, Native Garden, Woodland


Accenting Features

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


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Background, Shrub Border, Foundation, Walls / Fences


Special Uses

Erosion Control, Hedge, Screen, Mass Planting, Naturalizing


Attracts Wildlife

Birds, Butterflies

Information by: Stephanie Duer
  • Description

  • Notes

This serviceberry is more shrub than tree. It grows 10 to 12 feet tall and about 8 to 10 feet wide, with an upright and rounded form and a suckering habit. Leaves are light gree and hairy; fall color is reddish yellow. White spring flowers are followed by edible blue-black fruit. Bark is smooth grey. Well suited to a shrub border, a natural garden, or the foundation, when a taller plant is warrented. A Utah native.
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. A Utah native, found drier, rockier, and hotter habitats than other serviceberry.