Amelanchier × grandiflora Autumn Brilliance® Rosaceae
Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry
- Broadleaf deciduous tree/shrub, vigorous, upright, dense, multiple stems but may be pruned to form a small tree, 15-25 ft (4.5-7.5 m) tall similar spread. Leaves simple, alternate, densely pubescent beneath, slightly pubescent above, glossy bright green; turn bright orange-red in fall. Flowers small, but larger than species, white, abundant. Fruit small, round green berries which turn red and finally mature to a dark purplish black in early summer, edible, sweet.
- Sun or part shade, best in medium-moist, well-drained soil, but tolerates a range of soil types. Has some resistance to leaf spot.
- Hardy to USDA Zone (3)4 A selection introduced by Willet Wandell in 1986, found in his nursery in Urbana, IL, patented, PP 5,717.
- Corner Circel Blvd. and Dogwood, trees planted 2009; also 1025 10th St., planted 2010