Single or multi-stemmed, the Serviceberry is a small tree reaching 15 ft tall. Snowy-white clustered blooms in early spring, often before leaves appear. It The Serviceberry roduces edible berry-like fruit that is red to purplish-black and 1/4 - 1/3 inches in diameter. Orange-red fall color. Grows fairly fast. Can handle shady situations and is a very trim-able tree.
Trivia: It is called serviceberry because it blooms in mid-April, when long-delayed religious services were held throughout 19th century New England, as snow-covered roads became accessible again. People were beginning to move about and enjoyed seeing these small trees.
Sun, Partial Sun, shade
15 ft tall x 15 ft spread
Slightly Acidic Soil, Medium, Dry
Prune when trees are dormant.