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Autumn Sunset Serviceberry

Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Autumn Sunset'

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Autumn Sunset Serviceberry (Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Autumn Sunset') at New Garden Landscaping & Nursery

Autumn Sunset Serviceberry flowers

Autumn Sunset Serviceberry flowers

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Height:  25 feet

Spread:  20 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Description:

A great small tree with large white flowers in spring and radiant fall colors; a great three-season shade tree for smaller landscapes

Ornamental Features

Autumn Sunset Serviceberry is bathed in stunning clusters of white flowers rising above the foliage in early spring before the leaves. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The oval leaves turn an outstanding orange in the fall. It produces blue berries from late spring to early summer. The smooth gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Autumn Sunset Serviceberry is an open multi-stemmed deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Autumn Sunset Serviceberry is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Autumn Sunset Serviceberry will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Shade  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Fall Color  Bark  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features