Amelanchier arborea
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Hardiness Zone: 4-9 Height: 15-25 feet; 4.5-7.5 metres Spread: 15-25 feet; 4.5-7.5 metres Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Medium Wildlife: Berries provide food for mammals and birds, and the dense growth provides both shelter and browse for various mammals. The leaves are food for the larvae of several species of butterflies and moths. Bloom Colour: White/Cream Tolerates: Clay soil; air pollution Culture: Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Root suckers are common, and if not removed, will result in a shrubby growth habit. Noteworthy Characteristics: Downy serviceberry is a deciduous, early-flowering, large shrub or small tree with showy white flowers in early spring. Flowers become berries which turn red and mature to dark purplish-black edible fruit in early summer. The finely-toothed leaves exhibit good fall color. Garden Uses: Shrub borders; woodland or native plant gardens; stream banks and ponds.