DENSE AND COLORFUL SERVICEBERRY
May Benefit & Attract: cedar waxwings, american robins, northern mockingbirds, grosbeaks, and orioles
- In mid-spring, abundant, small and fragrant white flowers emerge
- In summer, pollinators will be all over the small, round, tasty, dark purplish berries
- In the fall, enjoy the show of oranges and reds
- Berries are good for jams, jellies, and pies
- This bird-friendly native plant provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
- All Audubon® branded trees and plants are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these trees safer for the birds and safer for the environment
- The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
- Hardiness Zone: 4-8
- Mature Height: 15-25' tall
- Mature Width: 15-25' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 10-15' apart
Why plant Audubon® Native Allegheny Serviceberry Treeling?
Irresistible! In late spring or early summer (depending on where you live), Allegheny Serviceberry serves up loads of plump, purple fruits that songbirds love. Birds adore serviceberries so much, in fact, they’ll sometimes eat them before they’re fully ripe! Many kinds of birds seek out these nutrient-dense morsels, including Cedar Waxwings, American Robins, Northern Mockingbirds, grosbeaks, and orioles. Plant a grove of Allegheny Serviceberries if you have the space, and each year you’ll play host to a joyous food fest that you’ll enjoy watching from your lawn chair or kitchen window. Truly one of the best trees backyard birders can buy.
French botanist Francois Michaux wrote that the berries of Allegheny serviceberry were sold in Philadelphia markets. The wood of Allegheny serviceberry ranks among the heaviest in the U.S. Allegheny serviceberry has naturalized in Germany, England and the Netherlands. Allegheny serviceberry was introduced into the landscape in 1870. Serviceberry’s fruit is used to make pies and sweetbreads and can be dried like raisins. Cherokees used serviceberry tea to aid digestion, and children who had worms were given baths in serviceberry tea. Native Americans used the tree’s straight wood to make arrow shafts. Francois Michaux wrote of serviceberries being available in Philadelphia markets, but only children bought them. Serviceberries have good fall color and the bark is gray-ish and Shadblow serviceberry is an excellent choice for a naturalized garden, where it can spread naturally by suck-ering. It also makes an attractive specimen plant or can be used in front of an evergreen background.
How to use Audubon® Native Allegheny Serviceberry Treeling in the landscape?
Use the Allegheny Serviceberry as the perfect specimen plant, it'll wow you and your neighbors. With the serviceberries dense canopy it can be used as the perfect privacy screen or hedge. These trees work amazingly in native plant gardens as-well!
Audubon® Native Plants & Trees
Audubon is devoted to protecting birds and the places they need, while Bower & Branch is devoted to the growth of true native trees and plants–no cultivars or hybrids. Together, we strive to unite communities in conservation and inspire individuals to cultivate a better world for birds starting in their own backyards, balconies, or patios. By guiding and recommending trees and plants truly native and beneficial to your region, we can really start to make a difference.
What is the definition of Native?
“In the United States, a native plant is defined as one that was naturally found in a particular area before European colonization. Native plants are the foundation of a region’s biodiversity, providing essential food sources and shelter for birds, especially those threatened by the changing climate. Since native plants are adapted to local precipitation and soil conditions, they generally require less upkeep, therefore helping the environment and saving you time, water, and money.” – The National Audubon Society
Learn how you can help birds in your home and community through Audubon’s Plants for Birds program.
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Hardiness Zone: 4-8
How To Plant Audubon® Native Allegheny Serviceberry Treeling
Wild Serviceberries are often found at the forest’s edge, so it comes as no surprise that Allegheny also appreciates a site that receives dappled shade, or at least some protection from the mid-day sun. News of ripe Serviceberries spreads like wildfire among our feathered friends, so to salvage any for yourself, you’ll have to net the plant before they ripen. Also, the beech-like gray bark is handsome, but thin, so keep string trimmers well away from the trunk. Otherwise, Allegheny is carefree!
How To Water
Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water slowly and thoroughly. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.
How To Prune
Your Serviceberry will require pruning yearly, in the late winter or early spring is best. Inspect for dead and diseases branches.
How Does Shipping Work?
Size Small (AAA), Medium (A2A), and Large (AA) plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.
How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
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The Allegheny Serviceberry I received was professionally packed (no breakage, no dessication) and grown beautifully. It is fairly late in the fall, but it still has leaves and stands three feet tall. I’ve planted the tree and it seems to be thriving. Could not be happier with it.
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