Amelanchier × grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance'

Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry

Amelanchier x grandiflora is a hybrid cross between two species of North American serviceberry, namely, A. arborea (downy serviceberry) and A. laevis (Allegheny serviceberry). This is a small, deciduous, usually multi-trunked understory tree or tall shrub which typically matures to 15-20’ tall. Flowers bloom in April followed by edible fruits (3/8" diameter) in June (hence the sometimes-used common name of Juneberry for amelanchiers). Berries resemble blueberries in taste and may be used in jams, jellies and pies. Finely-toothed, oval-lanceolate leaves (to 3" long) emerge with bronze tints in spring, mature to dark green from late spring throughout summer before finally turning brilliant red to orange-red in fall. ‘AutumnBrilliance' has brilliant orange-red fall color (hence the cultivar name).

Type: Tree

Family: Rosaceae

Zone: 4 to 9

Height: 15.00 to 25.00 feet

Spread: 15.00 to 25.00 feet

Bloom Time: April

Bloom Description: White

Sun: Full sun to part shade

Water: Medium

Maintenance: Low

Suggested Use: Flowering Tree

Flower: Showy

Leaf: Good Fall Color

Attracts: Birds

Fruit: Showy, Edible