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Amelanchier alnifolia

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Botanical Name: Amelanchier alnifolia
Common Name: Western Serviceberry

Showy apple-like spring flowers, tasty summer fruit, fall color, picturesque winter branches. Can be pruned as espalier or ornamental shrub. Great for woodland gardens, under pines, and at high elevations.

Plant Family: Rosaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 3-15' H x 8' W
Growth Habit: Open spreading form
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter deciduous
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 11,000'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: North Coast, Klamath Ranges, North and Central Highlands of Sierra Nevada to Alaska
Natural Habitat: Dry areas of mountain slopes and flats, open shrubland, coniferous forest

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