Category: Deciduous Trees
Facts about Downy Serviceberry Tree, "Scientific name for Downy Serviceberry Tree is Amelanchier arborea". Downy Serviceberry is big shrub or a small shade tree with stunning fall colors that is a native to the eastern part of North America. The Downy Serviceberry tree variety bears varying levels of light, but it grows well in full sun and in a partial shadow. The Downy Serviceberry Tree needs good drainage and airflow and is supposed to be watered during famine. The growth rate of the Downy Serviceberry tree is medium and its propagation is through divisions, seed and grafting. The Downy Serviceberry Tree grows well in moist, acidic, and well drained soils. The Downy Serviceberry tree attains a rounded shape with its widespread branches when fully grown.
Features of Downy Serviceberry Tree
A fully grown Downy Serviceberry tree is capable of attaining a height, ranging from 15 feet to 25 feet (4.57 to 7.62 meters), with widespread branches that spread between 15 feet and 25 feet (4.57 to 7.62 meters). The trunk of the Downy Serviceberry Tree has a maximum diameter of 16 inches (40.6 cm), with a smooth and gray colored bark.
The leaves of the Downy Serviceberry Tree are elliptical or ovate, with a length, ranging from 1 7/16 inches to 3 1/8 inches (4 to 7.87 cm), and the breadth between 1 inches and 1 5/8 inches (2.54 to 4 cm ). The leaves have sharp tips and thinly serrated borders. A helpful feature for the identification of the Downy Serviceberry Tree is that its young leaf comes out silky on the bottom. The fall color of the leaves is uneven, from orange-yellow to reddish or pinkish color.
The Downy Serviceberry tree produces flowers in early spring and each flower has five petals. The diameter of these flowers ranges from 19/32 inches to 1 inches (1.49 to 2.54 cm) and they appear white in color. These flowers are pollinated by bees, and they are fashioned on pendulous racemes, with the length, ranging from 1 3/16 inches to 2 inches (3 to 5 cm) with 4 to 10 flowers on every raceme.
The fruit of the Downy Serviceberry tree is reddish-purple in color, looking like a small apple in terms of shape. Usually these fruits ripen in summer.
The fruits of the Downy Serviceberry tree are a favorite food for all varieties of birds.
The lifespan of the Downy Serviceberry tree is more than 60 years.