Alleghany Serviceberry, Smooth Shadbush Amelanchier laevis

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Botanical Name:

Amelanchier laevis







Common Name:

Alleghany Serviceberry, Smooth Shadbush

25-30 feet
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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: warm stratify for 60 days, cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: summer sowing in muched beds results in germination the following spring.
In a Nutshell:
* It is a good bird plant with 3/8" purple-black fruit that they love to eat.
* The nicest tree form of Serviceberry.
* It is native to eastern U.S. and much used in Europe. more...
* The fruit, which are pomes, are edible and can be eaten raw or cooked.
* The fruit has a sweet flavor.
* The bark can be made into a herbal medicine for expectant mothers. more...
* The fruit is rich in iron and copper. more...
* Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 700
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 1200 more...