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Apple Serviceberry
Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Amelanchier (am-uh-LAN-kee-er) (Info)
Species: x grandiflora (gran-dih-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Autumn Brilliance
Additional cultivar information:(PP5717)
Hybridized by Wandell
Registered or introduced: 1984

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Patent expired

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Littleton, Colorado

Lula, Georgia

Idaho Falls, Idaho

Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Streamwood, Illinois

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Des Moines, Iowa

Marshalltown, Iowa

Framingham, Massachusetts

Manchester, Michigan

Plymouth, Michigan

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Pacific, Missouri

Kearney, Nebraska

Norfolk, Nebraska

Durham, New Hampshire

Wyckoff, New Jersey

Buffalo, New York

Cincinnati, Ohio

Downingtown, Pennsylvania

Lansdowne, Pennsylvania

Aiken, South Carolina

Farmington, Utah

Hartland, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
0
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Positive

On Dec 3, 2013, Rickwebb from Downingtown, PA wrote:

Serviceberry trees and a few shrubs of this genus are wonderful ornamentals with dainty white flowers in early spring, smooth gray bark, great golden to red fall color, and delicious berries to eat in June, that the birds also relish. Tasting in a lot like cherry with some blueberry. Informal and sort of arching, neat, clean habit. Grows about 1.5 ft/yr and should live about 100 to 150 yrs. Grow in most any well-drained soil that is acid or slightly alkaline, pH 5 to 7.5. I have two Autumn Brilliance in my backyard of se PA that I bought as 10 ft high B&B trees in 2002 and they have been full-grown in size since 2008. This is probably the most common cultivar offered in the East and Midwest.

Neutral

On Oct 24, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:


Editor's Note

Plant Patent number 5717 has expired

Positive

On Apr 24, 2008, slyperso1 from Richland, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

Very resistant to late freeze; flower and leaves can take 25F for multiple days without damage.

Positive

On Apr 16, 2005, SalmonMe from Springboro, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

I have this planted in the most poorly drained spot on our generally poorly draining property and it survived an extremely wet winter gracefully :) I was concerned for it until I saw the buds late in the winter. And now, in April, its first bloom for us is far beyond what I expected. This little guy is covered with flowers. Great plant for poorly draining spots. Also, berries in June are very attractive to birds.