Amelanchier laevis
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Hardiness Zone: 4-8 Height: 15-35 feet; 4.5-10 metres Spread: 15-35 feet; 4.5-10 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 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 Tolerates: Air pollution; Black Walnut Culture: Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Noteworthy Characteristics: Smooth serviceberry is a small multi-trunked understory tree featuring showy, slightly fragrant, white flowers in drooping clusters in early spring. Flowers give way to small, round, edible berries which ripen to dark purplish-black in June. Finely-toothed leaves emerge with a bronzish-purple tinge in spring, maturing to lustrous dark green in summer and turning red-orange in fall.