Amelanchier laevis / Smooth Serviceberry


A lithe and elegant small tree with pretty white blooms in early spring and delicious blueberry-shaped fruit in June to July. Also called Juneberry and myriad other names.

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

Height: 12′ – 30′      Blooms: April – May

Siting: Moist/well-drained to dry, sun to part shade

Deer Resistance: Low


BONAP 2022 Amelanchier laevis Native Range Map

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, Gallon