Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry

Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance'

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Deciduous Tree
Plant Family: Rosaceae
Plant Description: A small deciduous tree or large shrub with a graceful open shape and outstanding multi-season interest. This variety, a cross between A. arborea and A. laevis (both native to the Eastern US), is known best for its brilliant red fall color, but it shines in other seasons as well. Delicate, pure white flowers bloom abundantly in late-spring; they are followed in summer by purple-black berries that resemble blueberries in both look and taste, which are loved by birds. Prefers moist, well-drained soils but will tolerate some drought. Grows vigorously and may produce suckers.


Maintenance Type: Tree - Deciduous
Plant Care: Tree - Deciduous (single-stemmed woody plants that lose their leaves every winter): Prune regularly to promote health, provide air circulation, maintain a desirable shape, and to remove dead or damaged branches. Pruning is best done in late winter to early spring for most trees. With spring blooming trees, prune after the blooms are spent. Choose species that are resistant to pest damage. Monitor the tree for pests, diseases or other ailments on a regular basis. Protect the trunk especially where maintenance activities, such as mowing, may cause damage. Newly planted trees in areas with high exposure should have the trunk protected during the winter.

Plant Attributes:

Mature Size: 15-25' tall x 5-10' wide
Utah Native: No
Plant Select: No
Pollinator Friendly: Yes
Localscapes: Tree, Perimeter Plant
Foliage Interest: No
Foliage Colors: Green
Bloom Colors: White
Bloom Seasons: Spring
Bloom Period: Apr - May

Growing Conditions:

Hardiness Zone: 4 to 9
Light Requirement: Full Sun (6+ hrs sun), Part Shade (4-6 hrs morning sun), Part Sun (4-6 hrs afternoon sun)
Irrigation Requirement:     Moderate (1/2" every 7-10 days)
Salt Tolerant: Unknown
Deer Resistant: Yes

Garden Location:

  • Commercial Concepts
    • Education Center Staff Parking
  • Design Path
    • Design Ideas-Middle
    • Design Ideas-West
  • Localscapes Path
    • Paths and Pollinators
  • Maintenance Path
    • Outsmart Invaders
  • Planting Path
    • Perfect Planting

Garden Staff Tips & Insights:

It's a race in early summer as to who can eat these berries first, people or the birds, as both love these delicious berries.
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter