Autumn Brillance Serviceberry
(Amelanchier grandiflora) It's called the apple serviceberry. Grow this beauty as a single or multi-stemmed 15-20' tree. In the spring, the pink buds open to a mass of large white flowers. Then the new bronze-purple leaves appear followed in July by large red berries favored by birds and people. In the autumn the then green leaves turn a brilliant orange-red. 1 1/2-2 foot plants.
These very winter hardy plants — also known as Saskatoons — make attractive ornamental shrubs or hedges and produce delicious edible fruit. Developed in Alberta and grown commercially in Canada, this tasty blueberry-size fruit is high in Vitamin C and great for eating fresh or making pies. Plants are pretty in all seasons, with attractive white flowers in spring and bright yellow foliage in fall. Train them as single- stemmed trees or let them sucker and become multi-stemmed bushes or edible hedges. Plants tolerate a variety of soils, but prefer a neutral or slightly acid pH. They are self fertile and long- lived.
USDA Zone: 4-8
Grow Height: 15'
Sun: Full Sun