• Height: 15-25 feet

  • Bloom time: March to April, white

  • Attracts: Birds

  • Growing conditions: Full sun to part shade.

  • Native range: North America

Fun fact: ☺ Serviceberry refers to the Appalachian tradition of holding memorial services for the dead that coincided with the blooming of the serviceberries ~ Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. 



College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Kentucky. https://www.uky.edu/hort/Downy-Serviceberry

Missouri Botanical Garden. https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=h290

Photo: Ted; https://images.app.goo.gl/hsX4kFDomrvb9DxF9

Serviceberry, Downy

SKU: 217537123517253
  • One of the largest of the native Serviceberries, the Downy features showy, 5-petaled, fragrant white flowers in drooping clusters appearing just before the leaves come out.  The flowers give way to berries -- Juneberries -- that mature to a dark purple in early summer.  They’re like blueberries and often used in jams and pies.  

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