Serviceberry - Amelanchier
Native to USA
Highlighted Species: Downy Serviceberry - Amelanchier arborea, Shadblow Serviceberry - Amelanchier canadensis, Ground Running Serviceberry - Amelanchier stolonifera
One of the top bird attracting plants in North America, Serviceberry is a small to medium-sized deciduous tree ranging from 10 to 50 feet tall, with a 10 to 25-spread (note that Ground-Running Serviceberry is a shrub ranging from 4 to 5 feet tall). In spring, Serviceberry blooms showy white flowers which attract insects, which will in turn attract birds. In early-summer small purple-red fruits appear (sometimes referred to as Juneberries). Many wild birds consume the fruits (which are very nutrient dense), including the Cedar Waxwing and Gray Catbird. In fact, the berries are often all consumed before they even fully ripen. The Serviceberry is also attractive nesting option for breeding birds.
Birds Most Commonly Assoaited with Serviceberry
American Robin Baltimore Oriole Brown Thrasher Cedar Waxwing Eastern Bluebird Eastern Towhee Gray Catbird Hairy Woodpecker Hermit Thrush Insectivorous Birds Mourning Dove Northern Cardinal Northern Flicker Northern Mockingbird Red-Bellied Woodpecker Red-Eyed Vireo Rose-Breasted Grosbeak Veery Warblers Wood Thrush