Amelanchier humilis
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Hardiness Zone: 4-8 Height: 3-8 feet; 1.0-2.4 metres Spread: 5-12 feet; 1.5-3.7 metres Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Dry to Medium Wildlife: Berries provide food for mammals and birds, and the dense growth provides both shelter and browse for various mammals. The spring pollen and nectar are an important source of food for bees and other insects. Leaves provide food for the larvae of several species of butterflies and moths. Bloom Colour: White/Cream Tolerates: Salt; clay soils Culture: Performs best in rich loamy soil in a sunny position but thrives in any soil that is not too dry or water-logged. Grows well in calcium-rich soils. Spreads by runners, forming clumps. Noteworthy Characteristics: Amelanchier humilis is a long-lived low, straggling or arching shrub. Young leaves emerge coppery-red, turning to medium green. Loose, nodding spikes of white, sometimes pinkish, flowers are followed by dark-purple berries. Leaves turn a brilliant yellow to red in the fall.