Plant types and subtypes: Trees & Shrubs, Shrubs, Deciduous
Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: dry, moist
Soil Description: rich, average, loam, clay, sand
Bloom Time: April, May, June
Bloom Color: white
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Additional Tags: attracts bees, attracts birds, clumping, colonizing, drought tolerant, edible, fall interest, mounding, showy fruit
Pricing & Availability
Amelanchier stoloniferaAlso known as:
Amelanchier stolonifera is an attractive low-growing deciduous shrub. It is a suckering plant that slowly forms dense, well-rounded 4' tall mounds. It produces showy clusters of small white flowers, that are followed by equally showy edible purple berries. Excellent fall foliage color.
Running service berry is one of the lowest growing amelanchiers. It prefers bright light, but other than that is not a very particular species. It will grow in a variety of soils and is reasonably drought tolerant. A very showy low maintenance shrub that suckers but does not spread aggressively. Its dense habit makes it an effective windbreak when massed. Blooms April to July. Zones 3-8
Can be propagated from seed, but is easiest to propagate by division or transplanting suckers.
The fuit, also known as juneberries, are delicious and can be eaten raw, baked into pies, or preserved as jam. The genus modifier "stolonifera" is a reference to its stolon-like rhizomatous roots.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, CT, DC, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
USDA Endangered Status:
- Special Concern: TN
- Threatened: MD
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