University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Shrubs for Your Home
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Shadblow Serviceberry
Amelanchier canadensis
Cultivar 'Prince William' in flower
Size:

Small
Size: medium
Medium
Size: large
Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease


Leaf miners, pear slug sawfly, pear leaf blister mite are possible, but not common, insect problems. Rust, powdery mildew, fireblight are possible, but not common, disease problems.
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 7 
Mature Height: 10-20 Feet
Mature Width: 10-20 Feet
Features: White flowers in spring before leaves emerge; smooth gray bark; autumn color is yellow mixed with a little orange.
Culture: Full sun to shade; moist, well-drained soil; prefers slightly acid soil.
Cultivars:
  • 'Glenform' (Rainbow Pillar®) - Columnar and compact (15 feet tall)
Mature Form: Multi-stemmed; suckers to form a colony; overall, has an oval to rounded shape.
Native To: United States (and Illinois)
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Tolerance: SaltSalt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Barrier
Border
Foundation
Hedge
Use for: Massing.Massing
Use for: Naturalizing.Naturalizing
Screen
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Orange
Yellow
 
Additional Notes: Serviceberries are often used as large shrubs, but most species can grow larger than expected and can be uses as small trees.