Native to North America

Highlighted Species:

  • Downy Serviceberry  (Amelanchier arborea)
  • Shadblow Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis)
  • Ground Running Serviceberry  (Amelanchier stolonifera)

Serviceberry Identification and Relationship with Birds

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 Attracted to Serviceberry

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