Alleghany Serviceberry (Amelanchier Laevis)
This tree is primarily distinguished from the very similar Downy Serviceberry by its hairless (laevis means smooth) foliage, purplish-tinged new growth and tastier (sweeter and juicier) berries. Like the Downy Serviceberry the Allegheny Serviceberry is a deciduous, usually multi-trunked understory tree or tall shrub which is native to thickets, open woods, sheltered slopes and wood margins in Eastern North America where it typically grows 15-25' tall. The leaves and flowers are similar to the Downy.
Allegheny Serviceberry Choices
Cumulus is a very vigorous, upright growing plant with orange-red fall color.
Prince Charles (Plant Patent 6039) is an upright, oval tree, 30 feet tall and 20 feet wide.
Rogers (Lustre(R) is an upright, open plant with an orange-red fall color.
Snowcloud is a narrow tree bearing large white flowers that are followed by the purplish-black fruits.