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"A man does not plant a tree for himself, he plants it for posterity." - Alexander Smith   


Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry
(Amelanchier x grandiflora)

Donated by Kaskaskia College Friends of the Fine Arts
Tree Map Location: # 101
In Honor of Evelyn Stover

Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry tree Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry leaves Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry fruit Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry flowers

Leaf: The young leaves are purplish and the fall color is red, yellow or orange.  
Flower: Spectacular white flowers that are larger than those of other amelanchiers. The flowers are borne in early spring and are at first tinged with pink but later fade to white.  
Fruit: Edible .5 inch round, fleshy, red fruit attracts birds; suited for human consumption; no significant litter problem; persistent on tree; showy.  
Bark: Thin, easily damaged.  
Form: Upright and highly branched forming a dense shrub, or if properly pruned in the nursery, a small tree. It is superior to the species in that it suckers less and is adapted to a wide range of soils, but tolerates some drought.  
Source: Environment Horticulture University of Florida  
Website: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/st078

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