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Amelanchier arborea

Amelanchier arborea (Michx. f.) Fernald

downy serviceberry, common serviceberry

Amelanchier arborea (Downy Serviceberry)
Image ID: 8706
Image by: Ware, Richard & Teresa
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: AMAR3
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Amelanchier arborea
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2018-09-16

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: AMELA
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Amelanchier
GENUS AUTHORITY: Medik.
GENUS COMMON: Serviceberry
GENUS SUMMARY: (Serviceberry, Sarvis, Shadbush, Juneberry, May Cherry, Currant)
GENUS IDENTIFICATION:
GENUS REFERENCES: Campbell, Dibble, Frye, & Burgess in FNA (in press); Robertson (1974)=Z; Kalkman in Kubitzki (2004). Key adapted from FNA.

FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: ROSACE
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Rosaceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: A.L. de Jussieu 1789
FAMILY COMMON: Rose Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of about 85-95 genera and 2000-3000 species, trees, shrubs, and herbs, nearly cosmopolitan, but mainly boreal and temperate.
FAMILY REFERENCE: Phipps in FNA (2014); Potter et al. (2007); Eriksson et al. (2003); Kalkman in Kubitzki (2004); Ertter (2007).

NCBG DESCRIPTIVES

INTRO:
STEMS:
LEAVES:
INFLORESCENCE:
FLOWERS: White flowers
FRUITS:
COMMENTS:
HEIGHT: 15-25 ft.

DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Shrub, Tree

LEAF ARRANGEMENT: Alternate
LEAF COMPLEXITY: Simple
LEAF RETENTION: Deciduous

FLORAL CHARACTERISTICS
SYMMETRY:
BLOOM TIME: March-May
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
x x x x x

BLOOM COLOR:
White Red Pink Orange Yellow Green Blue Lavender Purple Violet Brown Not Applicable
x

FRUITING PERIOD: May-Aug.

DISTRIBUTION
HABITAT TYPE: Woods margins
NATIVE RANGE: eastern North America

HORTICULTURAL
Plant Sale Text: Downy serviceberry is a relatively small, easy to grow, deciduous tree native throughout the East. It occurs along streams, at woodland edges, rocky slopes and occasionally on dry ridge tops. In the landscape, this species offers nearly year-round interest and is perfect for naturalizing at the edge of woodlands. It has showy clusters of white flowers in spring. In June, edible berry-like fruit matures to purple-black. Fall leaves turn yellow, orange, apricot or red, giving a colorful show. This genus support up to 119 species of lepidoptera.

Bloom Table Text:

NCBG Location:

Cultural Notes:

SOIL MOISTURE: Dry, Average, Moist/Wet
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Sun, Part Shade, Shade
MINIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 4
MAXIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 9
GERMINATION CODE:
WILDLIFE VALUE: Bee Friendly, Bird Friendly
DEER RESISTANCE:

GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
223 2011-0051 2011-03-17 222 View
384 2011-0275 2011-12-19 388 View
767 1985-0420 View
2254 1986-2077 View
3804 1991-0499 View
4506 1992-0662 View
4801 1993-0092 View
4901 1995-0019 View
5054 1995-0173 View
5815 1995-0942 View
5937 1995-1066 View
6956 1998-0165 View
8555 2006-0133 2006-07-24 View
8604 2006-0184 2006-08-18 View


GRIM COLLECTIONS

Coll_id Project Collection date Collector Action
222 HORT Liloia View
388 HORT 2006-01-01 NCBG staff View
1291 HORT 2006-05-16 View


GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
458 223 17 Liloia 2011-03-10 View
459 223 15 Liloia 2011-03-10 View
460 223 29 Liloia 2011-05-01 View
461 223 32 Liloia 2011-05-01 View
462 223 31 Liloia 2011-05-01 View
919 384 15 Liloia 2011-11-20 View
920 384 48 NCBG staff 2013-04-10 View
1482 767 198 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
3921 2254 95 NCBG staff 1986-12-31 View
6113 3804 199 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
6834 4506 200 NCBG staff 1993-03-01 View
7173 4801 1 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
7320 4901 202 NCBG staff 1992-01-01 View
7473 5054 203 NCBG staff 1992-01-01 View
8329 5815 204 NCBG staff 1993-01-01 View
8498 5937 2 NCBG staff 1992-01-01 View
9821 6956 165 NCBG staff 1967-12-31 View
12170 384 20 Liloia 2013-08-13 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: AMAR3
USDA Common Name: Common Serviceberry
Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV), CAN (NB, NS, ON, QC)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Tree, Shrub

NATIONAL WETLAND INDICATOR STATUS

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU FACU FAC FACU FACU FACU

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.3 (Lichvar, R.W., D.L. Banks, W.N. Kirchner, and N.C. Melvin. 2016. The National Wetland Plant List: 2016 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2016-30: 1-17. Published 28 April 2016. ISSN 2153 733X). Regions: AGCP-Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, AK-Alaska, AW-Arid West, CB-Caribbean, EMP-Eastern Mountains and Piedmont, GP-Great Plains, HI-Hawaii, MW-Midwest, NCNE-Northcentral and Northeast, WMCV-Western Mountains, Valleys & Coast

WEAKLEY FLORA

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Amelanchier arborea
COMMON NAME: Downy Serviceberry
SYNONYMY: [= C, F, FNA, G, K2, Pa, Va, W; > A. arborea var. arborea - K1, RAB, Z; > A. arborea var. alabamensis (Britton) G.N. Jones - K, Z; > A. arborea var. austromontana (W.W. Ashe) H.E. Ahles - K1, RAB, Z; > A. canadensis - S, misapplied; > A. alabamensis Britton - S; < A. arborea - WH3]
PHENOLOGY: Mar-May; May-Aug.
HABITAT: Dry to moist forests, seepage and depression wetlands.
COMMENTS: NS west to MN, south to Panhandle FL and e. TX (Holmes, Singhurst, & Loos 2014).
RANGE MAP:

Key to Map Symbols
ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Rosaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789 (Rose Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 85-95 genera and 2000-3000 species, trees, shrubs, and herbs, nearly cosmopolitan, but mainly boreal and temperate.
REFERENCE: Phipps in FNA (2014); Potter et al. (2007); Eriksson et al. (2003); Kalkman in Kubitzki (2004); Ertter (2007).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Amelanchier Medik. (Serviceberry)
SUMMARY: (Serviceberry, Sarvis, Shadbush, Juneberry, May Cherry, Currant)
REFERENCE: Campbell, Dibble, Frye, & Burgess in FNA (in press); Robertson (1974)=Z; Kalkman in Kubitzki (2004). Key adapted from FNA.

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Amelanchier arborea in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Amelanchier arborea in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Amelanchier arborea in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Amelanchier arborea in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Amelanchier arborea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Amelanchier arborea

NCBG IMAGE RECORDS

ID IMAGE1: 8706
ID IMAGE2: 7249
ID IMAGE3: 8706

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