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Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry

Scientific name: Amelanchier grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance'

Type:Deciduous tree
Plant Requirements
Zone:4 to 9
Sun:Full to partial sun
Plant Characteristics
Height:25 ft
Width:15 ft
Bloom:Showy flowers
Bloom Time:April
Bloom Color:White
Additional Characteristics



Wildlife value

Description Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry gains its name for its brick red foliage produced in the fall.

This hybrid serviceberry cultivar is a deciduous, early-flowering garden tree which grows to 25’ in height and 15’ in width. If root suckers are pruned out it will make a fine single stem tree. However if they are left a bushy shrub will form.

Leaves are finely toothed and obovate in shape. They range in length from 2” to 5”. In the spring the leaves emerge purplish-green. During the summer they are green, while in the fall they are brilliant orange-red.

Flowering begins in April. Pendant flower clusters are white, slightly fragrant, and have 5 petals/flowers. Finely toothed, obovate, bluish green leaves (2-5" long) change to brilliant orange-red in autumn (hence the cultivar name).

Flowers give way to small, round green berries which turn red and finally mature to a dark purplish black in early summer. Songbirds love to feed on the ripe berries in the winter. The berries resemble blueberries in size, color and taste. They could used for making jams, jellies and pies. Amelanchiers are also often commonly called Juneberries.

This cultivar does well in either full sun or partial shade. It prefers medium, well-drained soil.

None reported in the literature.
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