Amelanchier canadensis

Shad, Serviceberry (Juneberry)

Categories: Shrubs

Serviceberries (or Juneberries) are native deciduous shrubs with edible fruit. Shadblow Serviceberry has a suckering habit but can grow to the size of small tree with multiple upright stems reaching to 25 feet high. To make the species into a tree shape, the stems must be trained as its tendency is to be a multi-stemmed shrub.

More About Amelanchier canadensis

  • native to northeast
  • very early to bloom in spring

Clusters of pretty white flowers adorn the branches in spring and the green leaves turn a brilliant red, orange and yellow in autumn before falling, giving the tree briefly the appearance of a 'rainbow'.


15-25 ft


12-15 ft

Hardiness Zone:


Amelanchier canadensis Characteristics


  • Screening/Hedge
  • Native to Northeast
  • Good for Naturalizing
  • Mass Plant
  • Good for Shady Sites
  • Specimen
  • Hedging

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Nature Attraction

  • Songbirds

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Fall

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Tolerates most soils

Fall Color

  • Yellow
  • Burgundy
  • Bright Red

Flower Color

  • White


  • bright red
  • Blue-black


  • Spreading