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Cole's Select Serviceberry

Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Cole's Select'

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Cole's Select Serviceberry (Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Cole's Select') at Wasco Nursery

Cole's Select Serviceberry flowers

Cole's Select Serviceberry flowers

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Cole's Select Serviceberry (Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Cole's Select') at Wasco Nursery

Cole's Select Serviceberry in bloom

Cole's Select Serviceberry in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  15 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Description:

A relatively new hybrid selection which features large, showy white flowers in early spring followed by bluish berries, wonderful orange-red fall colors on a tall vase-shaped shrub; makes a great accent in the front yard of smaller landscapes

Ornamental Features

Cole's Select Serviceberry is clothed in stunning clusters of white flowers rising above the foliage in early spring before the leaves. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The oval leaves turn an outstanding tomato-orange in the fall. It produces blue berries from late spring to early summer. The smooth gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Cole's Select Serviceberry is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Cole's Select Serviceberry is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Cole's Select Serviceberry will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Fall Color  Bark  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features