Spring Glory serviceberry tree blooming in front of a blue sky.
a closeup of the white five petalled flowers of Spring Glory serviceberry.
The round purple blue fruits of Spring Glory serviceberry.
The foliage of Spring Glory serviceberry turns brilliant red orange in autumn.
A specimen of Spring Glory serviceberry covered in white flowers in a landscape.
Branches of Spring Glory serviceberry covered in white flowers.
Spring Glory serviceberry has white flowers.
Spring Glory serviceberry tree blooming in front of a blue sky.

Spring Glory® Serviceberry

If you only have room for one tree in your yard, make it Spring Glory® serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis). Why? First, though it is smaller and tidier than other varieties of serviceberry, it still packs a big punch when it comes to features: it explodes with delicate white flowers in spring, and those develop into luscious berries that start red and turn purple when ripe. They are edible, and delicious, but if you don’t want to harvest them, your local songbirds will happily do it for you. They go crazy for the fruits! Come autumn, the plant blazes in tones of orange, red, and yellow, and the leaves drop to reveal a handsome framework of silvery branches.

As a North American native tree, serviceberry has acquired a number of common names that vary by region, including Juneberry, Saskatoon, shadblow, and sugarplum. Still, “serviceberry” is how it is generally sold at garden centers, and the name comes with an interesting, though unverifiable, origin: its early spring bloom time supposedly signaled to that the ground had thawed enough to be able to bury anyone who had died over the winter. Similarly, “shadblow,” which is used mostly on the East Coast, also speaks to its bloom time, with coincided with the running of the shad fish in rivers. So when you plant a Spring Glory serviceberry, you’re not just planting a beautiful tree – you’re planting a piece of history.

Spring Glory serviceberry is part of the Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Trees program.

Additional information

Dimensions10 × 10 ft
Botanical Name

<i>Amelanchier canadensis</i> 'Sprizam'

Zone

4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Foliage Color

Green

Height

12'

Width/Spread

6-8'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Shade

Soil

Average, Moist, Well-drained

Bloom Time

Spring

Uses

Cottage gardens, Foundations, Fruit Production, Shade tree, Specimen, Woodland gardens

Features

Attracts pollinators, Clay soil, Compact, Disease resistant, Edible, Fall interest, Foliage interest, Landscape plant, Native, Tree

Breeder

Jim Zampini

Blooms On

Old wood

SKU: 00680 Plant Type:

Plant Care

Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day), Part sun (4-6 hrs sun/day, or filtered light all day)

Soil: Any average, well-drained soil will do. Avoid excessively wet or excessively dry conditions.

Water: Average water needs.

Fertilizing: If desired, fertilize in early spring using a granular (not liquid) fertilizer formulated for woody plants, like a rose or tree fertilizer. One application a year is sufficient in most areas. However, if you are starting with a very small plant, you may wish to fertilize monthly through late July to encourage more rapid growth.

Pruning: Little needed. You may selectively prune out branches to achieve a desired shape and habit if you wish, but regular pruning is neither required nor recommended.