Amelanchier x grandiflora ‘Autumn Brilliance’ – Autumn Brilliance® Serviceberry
Botanical Name: Amelanchier x grandiflora ‘Autumn Brilliance’
The Autumn Brilliance® Serviceberry (Amelanchier x grandiflora ‘Autumn Brilliance’) is a very useful and low maintenance deciduous shrub or small tree. It can be grown in a standard tree or multi-trunked shrub form. It grows to a height of 15-25 feet and a width of 15-25 feet. It is a cross between two species of North American Serviceberry – Amelanchier arborea (Downy Serviceberry) and Amelanchier laevis (Allegheny Serviceberry).
The Autumn Brilliance® Serviceberry is an attractive landscape tree or shrub that provides interest for many seasons. In the early spring, it develops fragrant clusters of beautiful white flowers that cover the branches, providing food for bees before other trees and shrubs are in bloom.
In June, it produces dark purple fruits that are popular with birds and people. These fruits can be used to make tasty jams or jellies. The leaves emerge oval-shaped with a bronze flush and then mature to a deeper green as summer progresses.
As its name suggests, the Autumn Brilliance® Serviceberry really shines in the fall. Its leaves turn a bright, deep, burnt orange and red, providing a brilliant display.
It can occasionally be susceptible to fire blight, powdery mildew, rust, or leaf spot. These are all diseases that are common to the rose family. This shrub can send up suckers from the base, which should be removed when they appear.