Amelanchier canadensis

Plant Characteristics:

  • Duration: Perennial 
  • Habit: Tree
  • Size class: 36-72ft
  • Native Habitat: Wood borders; moist, upland woods
  • Bloom time: April-May

Growing Conditions 

  • Light:
    • Sun, partial shade, shade
  • Soil:
    • Moisture: moist, wet
    • CaCO3 Tol: High
    • Description: Moist, but well-drained, soils.
  • Water Use: 
    • Medium
  • Condition comments:
    • subject to many disease and insect problems. 
      • Damage from these problems is usually cosmetic rather than life threatening.


    • Use by wildlife as browse food for birds 
    • Conspicuous flowers
    • Attracts birds 
    • Specific value to native bees 
    • Supports biological conservation control