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Amelanchier utahensis

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  • Photo by Susan Meyer
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Amelanchier utahensis

Utah Serviceberry

Community: Semi-Desert

Brief Description

Multi-talented, drought tolerant favorite shrub grows tasty blue berries.

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  • Showy White Flowers
  • Edible Summer Berries
  • Yellow Fall Color
  • Drought Tolerant

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Plant Description and Details

Multi-stemmed Utah Serviceberry is lovely in all seasons. More drought and heat tolerant than its cousin, Saskatoon Serviceberry, it also has lovely and sweet blue berries and striking yellow fall color. Slow to reach its full size, it makes a pleasing ornamental shrub with its blue-green leaves and soothing, rounded form.

Common Names Utah Serviceberry
Community Semi-Desert
Annual Water Needs 10-15 inches
Drought Tolerant Yes
Native Range Juniper, mountian and shrub steppe, OR south to CO and west to MT.
Native States CO, ID, MT, OR, UT, WY
Hardiness Down to Zone 5
Exposure Sun - Part Shade
Soil Preference Well Drained
Placement Ornamental shrub, background in a naturalized landscape, can tolerate dry, rocky areas.
Mature Height 6 - 12 ft.
Mature Width 8 ft.
Group Spacing 8-12 ft.
Blossom Color White
Blooms Late Spring
Establishment Tips Water at planting and 2-3 times deeply the first summer.
Wildlife Notes Pollinators buzz about the blooms, birds enjoy the berries, and deer like both the leaves and berries.
Plants Symbol AMUT
Family Name Rosaceae
Lewis & Clark No

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