Amelanchier stolonifera

Botanical Name: Amelanchier stolonifera

Common Name:
Running Serviceberry

Plant Hardiness: Zone 4

Flower: Numerous small white flowers cover the shrub in Spring before the leaves emerge. Very showy

Bloom Time: May

Foliage: Dark green leaves turn varying shades of yellow and orange in the fall

Fruit: Round green berries form in late spring and turn red, then purplish black as summer progresses. Berries are sweet and edible

Habit: Small spreading shrub reaching 3 to 5 feet tall

Size: 3 to 5 feet tall; forms thickets due to the spread of underground stems

Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Native Habitat: Newfoundland and Maine south to Virginia

Other Features: Well suited for both the shrub border and wet areas such as stream and pond edges