Amelanchier laevis
Common name: 
Allegheny Serviceberry
Smooth Juneberry
am-e-LANG-kee-er LE-vis
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Broadleaf deciduous tree or shrub, 15-25(40) ft [4.5-7.6(12) m] tall in the landscape, similar to A. arborea.  Twigs glabrous (without hairs), at first reddish brown but becoming dull gray the second season.  Leaves simple, alternate, ovoid to elliptic, 3-8 cm long, tapered to a sharp point, bronzy when unfolding (at or just before flowering), lack pubescence, 10 pairs of veins, margin has about 25 veins per side, veins stop short of teeth (Farrar, 1995).  Flowers small, white, petals 10-17 mm long, in drooping clusters.  Fruit purple-black, about 10 mm across, calyx reflexed, sweet, juicy.
  • Sun or part shade   
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 4      Native range from Newfoundland east to Ontario and northern Wisconsin, southward through New England, New York and Pennsylvania, along the Appalachian Mountains to northern Georgia.
  • Federal Way, Washington: Rhododendron Species Foundation and Botanical Garden
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  • plant habit, flowering

    plant habit, flowering

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    flowering branches

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    young leaves and flowers

  • flowers


  • leafy shoot after petal fall

    leafy shoot after petal fall

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    plant habit and trunk

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    mature leaves

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    trunks, bark