Close up of Audubon Native Alleghany Serviceberry flowers, small white five petaled flowers with conical shaped green leaves, surrounded by pictures of birds
Close up of Audubon Native Alleghany Serviceberry flowers, small white five petaled flowers with conical shaped green leaves
Map of American Counties where Audubon Native Alleghany Serviceberry is native to
Picture of a Gray Catbird
Picture of a Cedar Waxwing
Picture of an American Robin
Picture of a Northern Mockingbird
Close up of Audubon Native Alleghany Serviceberry flowers, small white five petaled flowers with conical shaped green leaves, surrounded by pictures of birds
Close up of Audubon Native Alleghany Serviceberry flowers, small white five petaled flowers with conical shaped green leaves
Map of American Counties where Audubon Native Alleghany Serviceberry is native to
Picture of a Gray Catbird
Picture of a Cedar Waxwing
Picture of an American Robin
Picture of a Northern Mockingbird

Audubon® Native Allegheny Serviceberry Treeling

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Audubon® Plants for Birds: Amelanchier laevis

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DENSE AND COLORFUL SERVICEBERRY 

FEATURES:

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
  • Due to federal and state laws, we are unable to ship to: AL, AR, MS

Growth Facts

  • 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!

Planting Zones

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.


Customer Reviews

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Louis Lee
Wait and see

Leaves were brown and curling

Hello Louis!

We are very sorry to hear this! One of our team members is reaching out to you soon to touch base about this issue.

Thank you & enjoy your day!

- Bower & Branch Plant Whisperers

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Cathy Popp
Audubon® Native Allegheny Serviceberry Treeling

Received my treeling in a fabulously sturdy box with soil still moderately moist. Delivery was fast ( a few days) and the tree was in excellent shape. So far, after planting, is it doing well :) I can hardly wait till it grows and produces its fruit for the birds and other wildlife. Thanks B&B!

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Virginia Brennan
Beautiful treeling

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.

Hello Virginia!
Thank you so much for your great review! We love to hear that our customers are pleased with their new plants! If you ever have any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
- Bower & Branch Plant Whisperers