Lamarcki Serviceberry*

Amelanchier lamarckii

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Lamarcki Serviceberry (Amelanchier lamarckii) at Chalet Nursery

Amelanchier lamarckii flowers

Amelanchier lamarckii flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Lamarcki Serviceberry (Amelanchier lamarckii) at Chalet Nursery

Amelanchier lamarckii in bloom

Amelanchier lamarckii in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height: 20 feet

Spread: 8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone: 4

Other Names: European Serviceberry


A showy large shrub or smaller tree with pretty clusters of snowy white flowers in spring followed by edible purple berries in summer, good fall color; tends to sucker less than some of the native serviceberries

Ornamental Features:

Lamarcki Serviceberry features showy clusters of white flowers rising above the foliage in early spring before the leaves. It has green foliage throughout the season. The oval leaves turn an outstanding red in the fall. It produces deep purple berries in late spring, which are excellent for cooking and baking and making jams and jellies. While it is considered to be somewhat self-pollinating, it tends to set heavier quantities of fruit with a different variety of the same species growing nearby. The smooth gray bark is not particularly outstanding.

Landscape Attributes:

Lamarcki Serviceberry is a multi-stemmed deciduous tree with a shapely oval form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds 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.

Lamarcki Serviceberry is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
  • Orchard/Edible Landscaping

Plant Characteristics:

Lamarcki Serviceberry will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 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 tree 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. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution.

This species is not originally from North America.


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

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent Screening Garden Naturalizing Orchard
Flowers Fruit Fall Color Attracts Wildlife
Ornamental Features
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