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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:
Pat Kolling

Taxon ID#

4

Small tree with showy while flowers in spring and brilliant fall colors. Berries attract birds and are edible usually in jams and jellies.

Scientific  Name:

Amelanchier laevis 'Cumulus'

Common Name 1

› Allegheny Serviceberry

Family:

Rosaceae

Origins:

Plant Type:

Tree, Broadleaf
Common Name 2

› Juneberry

Common Name 3

Oregon native:

no

Western state native:

no

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Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

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MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Low

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

4

Sun Preference:

Partial Sun

Water Preference:

L

Soil Preference:

Well drained soils; avoid wet, poorly drained soils. Soil pH 5.5 to 7.0; tolerates higher

Fertilizer Needs:

Not needed in good soils, if compost is added yearly. Otherwise, sprinkle low analysis fertilizer (5-3-4) or such as alfalfa meal, blood meal or fish emulsion in spring

Recommended Mulch:

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Green

Foliage Description:

Simple leaves tapered to a sharp point, alternate. Bronzy color when unfolding before flowering

Fragrant:

no

Predominant flower color:

White

Flower Description:

Small 5-petaled white flowers in drooping clusters

Fall color:

yes

Fall Color Description:

Excellent red-orange fall color

Winter Foliage:

Deciduous

Winter Interest:

no

Winter Interest Description:

Mature height:

20-25'

Mature spread:

10-15'

Growth rate:

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

yes

Fire Resistant:

yes

Attracts Pollinators:

yes

Attracts Butterflies:

yes

Native Habitat:

Thickets, open woods, sheltered slopes, wood margins

Attracts Birds:

yes

Cut/Dried Flowers:

no

Used by Wildlife:

yes

Swales:

no

Wildlife Use:

Edible fruit

Photo:

Hedge/Screen:

no

Border:

no

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

no

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

no

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

Apr

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Apr

Ornamental Accent:

yes

no

Garden Observations:

History of issues, signs & symptoms indicating possible disease. Recent pruning revealed dark spots in heartwood. Leaves coming in normal, no sign of illness at this point. Further observations 2021 growing season will hopefully give us a definitive diagn

Seasonal Care
Maintenance

SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Fertilize if soil is poor

Summer Care:

Fall Care:

Winter Care:

Prune late winter or early spring before bud break. During the first 3 years only prune weak or damaged branches, after that, prune more vigorously to control height and shape and to encourage new growth. Then, prune as needed to allow for light and air m

Long Term Care:

Insect Pests:

Leaf miners

Wildlife Pests:

Diseases:

Rust, fire blight, powdery mildew

Environmental Problems:

May fall color early when stressed after a hot, dry summer

Landscape Problems:

Care Comments:

RESOURCES

OSU Landscape Profile:

USDA Plants:

Calscape Database:

LBJ Native Plant Database:

Missouri Botanical Garden Database:

Monrovia Profile:

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Alternate Source 2:

Source Comment:

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