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PlantFiles: Allegheny Serviceberry
Amelanchier laevis

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Amelanchier (am-uh-LAN-kee-er) (Info)
Species: laevis (LEE-viss) (Info)

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

6 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By grafting
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive myriban On Apr 26, 2011, myriban from Northeast region, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:

Great tree for a small garden - handles some shade and native in NJ! Bark is pretty, smooth and grey in winter...beautiful white flowers in spring and great orangey-yellow color in fall!

Positive lmelling On Nov 29, 2004, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

We have quite a few of these shrubs that were living on our property (a meadow) before we built our house. These fine old bushes serve as shelter for many of the birds here and have nice mid-green foliage in spring and summer and are quite pretty in fall.

We have a clump that we prune back quite a bit in late winter as it tends to get leggy, this helps keep it shapely. Several of the bushes on the back of the property died out in 2004 - possibly it was either their time, or the wet seasons of 2003-2004 did them in. They were in an area coming out of the woods that holds quite a bit of ground water and it is quite marshy up there, especially now, after the rains of 2004.

Don't be afraid to prune this shrub hard, it bounces back within a season and looks much better for it!


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Grayslake, Illinois
Silver Spring, Maryland
Wyckoff, New Jersey
Ithaca, New York
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nashville, Tennessee

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