Amelanchier intermedia / Intermediate Serviceberry


A multi-stemmed shrub/small tree with pretty white blooms in early spring and delicious blueberry-shaped fruit in June to July. Also called Sugar Pear. Seed collected in Maine.

Host plant for Red Spotted Purple and Striped Hairstreak, and others. See below.

Height: 10′ – 20′        Blooms: April, May

Siting: Moist to average, sun to shade

Deer Resistance: Low


Larval Host Plant (butterflies):
Red Spotted Purple
Striped Hairstreak

Larval Host Plant (moths):
Blinded Sphinx
Canadian Melanolophia
Common Lytrosis
Dotted Gray
Fringed Looper
Hummingbird Clearwing
Impressive Dagger
Linden Looper
One-Spotted Variant
Radcliffe’s Dagger
Red-humped Caterpillar
Small-eyed Sphinx
The Bruce Spanworm
Tufted Thyatirid
White-dotted Prominent

Additional information


Two Quart