Serviceberry

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Serviceberry

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Description

The Amelanchier alnifolia is a multi-stemmed, deciduous native usually grows 10-12 feet tall, and has smooth, dark gray to reddish bark. Leaves are alternate, thin, oval, and one to two inches long. Flowers are white with five long, thin petals, and form showy, erect or droopy clusters. Fruits are small (½ inch in diameter) and initially dull-red, becoming dark purple when ripe, and look somewhat like small blueberries.

Habitat

In moist to dry areas, on well-drained soils; often in open conifer forests. Full sun to partial shade.  Common throughout the Northwest, frequently in thickets.  Very drought-tolerant.

Beneficial Uses

Foliage and new twigs are prized by deer and elk.  Fruits are eaten by many birds and mammals.