Robin Hill Apple Serviceberry
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Medium, 9-10' in 5-8 year period.Mature Height - 20-30' Oval, rounded, upright, spreading formMature Width - 12-15'Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Appear in March or April. Flower bud starts light pink, fades to white as it opens. Flowers are perfect, 5 petals, white, borne in pendulous racemes 2-4" long. Color is intense in cool weather but fades rapidly if the weather is hot and dry.Fruit - Berry-like pome, orange-shaped, 0.25-0.33" diameter changing from green to red and finally to purplish-black, bloomy, slightly sweetish, and birds love them; ripens in June maturing over 3-4 weeks.Leaf - Fall Color - Yellow-orangeBark - Grayish, smooth but streaked with longitudinal fissures, often with a reddish cast, very ornamental; in extreme age becomes ridged, furrowed, and scaly; Multi-stemmed trunkOther Features - Very pleasing in a naturalistic planting, blends in well on the edges of woodlands, near ponds and stream-banks; blends into shrub borders especially with evergreen background. Clumping habit due to sucker growthPossible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Transplant B&B/container into moist, well-drained, acid soil; full sun or part shade. Not tolerant of pollution or high-stress conditions. Zone 4-9. Water: average to wet.Native Habitat - Introduced 1958. Origin: Robin Hill Arboretum, Lyndonville, NY (Wm. A. Smith)Diseases and Insects - Newer cultivars are free of any serious insects and diseasesStrength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Serviceberry.- Other plants of the family Rosaceae.- Other plants of the genus Amelanchier.- Other plants of the species Amelanchier x grandiflora.