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Service Berry
Amelanchier utahensis
  
About Service Berry (Amelanchier utahensis) 4 Nurseries Carry This Plant Amelanchier utahensis, the Utah serviceberry, is a shrub native to western North America. This serviceberry grows in varied habitats, from scrubby open slopes to woodlands and forests. It is a spreading plant, reaching a maximum of 5 meter in height. It is deciduous, bearing rounded or spade-shaped often toothed green leaves and losing them at the end of the season. In April and May the shrub blooms in short flower clusters of white flowers, each with five widely-spaced narrow petals. The fruits are pomes. The Utah serviceberry is eagerly browsed by desert bighorns, elk, and mule deer, as well as many birds and domesticated livestock.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub

Size
Size
10 - 16.4 ft tall

Form
Form
Upright

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Fast

Dormancy
Dormancy
Winter Deciduous

Flower Color
Flower Color
White

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring

Wildlife Supported
 


 

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture
Moisture
Very Low

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Soil Description
Soil Description
Adaptable, tolerant of sand, loam and clay

Common uses
Common uses
Hedges

Propagation
Propagation?
For propagating by seed: 1.5 mos. stratification then germination with a diurnal fluctuation of from 50°F to 80°F ( Heit 1971).

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
1, 2*, 3, 4, 5, 6*, 7*, 8, 9, 10, 14*, 15*, 16*, 17*, 18*, 19, 20, 21

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Open, rocky slopes

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 5.2" - 153.1", Summer Precipitation: 0.17" - 5.57", Coldest Month: 20.8" - 54.7", Hottest Month: 42.9" - 79.3", Humidity: 0.02" - 30.15", Elevation: 3" - 11194"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Pale-leaved Serviceberry, Utah Service-berry, Utah Serviceberry, Western Serviceberry


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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