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Round-Leaf Serviceberry*

Amelanchier sanguinea

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Round-Leaf Serviceberry (Amelanchier sanguinea) at Hillermann Nursery

Round-Leaf Serviceberry flowers

Round-Leaf Serviceberry flowers

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Round-Leaf Serviceberry (Amelanchier sanguinea) at Hillermann Nursery

Round-Leaf Serviceberry in bloom

Round-Leaf Serviceberry in bloom

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  8 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Red-Twigged Serviceberry, Juneberry


Vibrant reddish branchlets distinguish this from others of this species; clusters of pretty star-shaped white flowers in spring; purple-black berries will attract birds to the garden

Ornamental Features

Round-Leaf Serviceberry is primarily grown for its highly ornamental fruit. It features an abundance of magnificent deep purple berries from late spring to early summer. It is blanketed in stunning racemes of creamy white flowers rising above the foliage from mid to late spring before the leaves. It has dark green foliage which emerges red in spring. The round leaves turn an outstanding yellow in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Round-Leaf Serviceberry is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Round-Leaf Serviceberry is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Round-Leaf Serviceberry will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more. This is a self-pollinating variety, so it doesn't require a second plant nearby to set fruit.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is native to parts of North America.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Screening  Garden  Naturalizing 
Flowers  Fruit  Fall Color  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features