Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry
Edible Ornamental Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry
- Native Tree with Four Seasons of Interest
- Superb Size for Smaller Lots
- Pink Buds Open to Masses of Lacy, White Flowers
- Flowers Held on Bare Branches in Spring
- Butterflies and Beneficial Pollinators Adore the Delicate Blooms
- Edible Purple Berries
- Wonderful Food Source for Birds
- Gorgeous Blue-Green Foliage
- Fall Foliage a Brilliant Mix of Red and Orange Tones
- Smooth Gray Bark Showcases the Graceful Form
- Versatile and Widely Adaptable
- Full Sun or Partial Shade
With an enduring interest into native trees, Americans are seeking out plants that support local wildlife and deliver edible crops. Design-savvy, they also expect a gorgeous presentation in all seasons.
A perfect choice for gardens across the country, Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry (Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance') is a versatile and popular shrubby tree. George Washington planted this enchanting species at his estate, Mount Vernon.
A natural hybrid of several Serviceberry varieties, Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry offers a lovely landscape display all year-long. Nicknames include Shadbush and Juneberry, named for the annual summer time frame of the ripe berries.
In spring, you'll appreciate the delicate, fine-textured clusters of white flowers which simply cover this tree. This outstanding flower display is a wonderful harbinger of the growing season and supports the early nectar needs of beneficial pollinators.
Soon, you'll see the flowers give way to small green berries that gradually deepen into red. They finally mature a deep, rich purple in early summer.
Serviceberries look like large, dark blueberries. You'll get a sense of the flavor of the pretty, edible berries with the nicknames Sugarplum and Wild-Plum.
You can eat these berries raw, or bake them in pies or cook them into delicious jams. Native Americans and early settlers enjoyed eating these berries and were thought by some to have medicinal properties.
Race the birds for your share. Or, simply allow your local songbirds to strip the harvest quickly. Feel great about this responsible choice.
As well, the blue-green foliage is very attractive all season with a well-formed elliptical shape and finely serrate margins. Enjoy their shade in small space gardens.
As nights grow cooler, you'll be astonished by the excellent fall color. Brilliant reds and oranges light up your landscape in a phenomenal show.
This is a great small tree with a lot of history, and so many beautiful features. Order your Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry today!
How to Use Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry in the Landscape
This versatile tree can be grown as a showy privacy shrub. Or, prune the lower branches up to raise the canopy and enjoy as an ornamental tree.
Determine how you'll want to appreciate your Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry before planting. Turn the plant this way and that to study the existing branching.
Site them with an eye to their sculptural appeal. Over time, you can custom-fit these trees to your space with judicious pruning cuts.
Add one to a courtyard as a perfect feature. You'll love the way the bare branches catch light snowfall. String it with tiny fairy lights to celebrate the magic of the Holidays.
Use a strong outdoor light at the base of these lovely small trees. Point the beam up into the canopy to enhance your nighttime landscape.
They look wonderful as a grouping. Plant them near the edge of a pond or water feature. They can define the edge of rustic woodlands, as well.
Plant them 20 to 30 feet apart in a natural-looking drift. Vary the spacing and use a loose triangular pattern.
These pretty trees are tougher than they look. They work well as street trees, and can be placed under power lines.
Try them as an effective backdrop for smaller perennials. Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry can also jazz up your Victory Garden or permaculture plot.
With berries that ripen around the same time as Cherry trees, some savvy gardeners include both in their backyard orchard. Let the birds have the serviceberries, and you take the cherry harvest.
#ProPlantTips for Care
Plant them in either full sun or partial shade. They need at least four hours of sunlight a day for fruiting and fall color.
The widely adaptable species is found in nearly every state. In your landscape, give it well-drained soil and a medium amount of water on a regular basis.
Add a few handfuls of compost to your backfill soil from the planting hole. We highly recommend the use of Nature Hills Root Booster during planting. Follow directions on the label.
Prune after the flowers are done. Please, take your time to thoughtfully study your plant. Think of pruning as an art form, and you'll be rewarded handsomely.
Cherish these lovely trees. Order Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry today!
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance'|
|Mature Height||20 - 25 feet|
|Mature Spread||15 - 20 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Fall Color||Orange, Red|
|When To Prune||After Flowering|