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Common Name: Utah Serviceberry

Scientific Name: Amelanchier utahensis

Native / Introduced: Native

Main Uses:

~Wildlife habitat restoration

Height: 3 - 15 feet

Colors: White blossoms, green leaves, brown branches, maroon berries

Flowering Season: Late spring, berries last into winter

Soil Types: Most soils, best on coarse to medium textured, well drained soils

Tolerances: Drought

Elevation: 2,000 - 9,000 feet

Sun or Shade: Full sun, partial shade

Minimum Precipitation: 12 - 20 inches

Lifecycle: Perennial

Estimated Seeds Per Pound: 25,800

Optimal Planting Season: Late fall

Planting Depth: 1/4 - 1/2 inch

Stratification Requirements: Cold for up to 2 months if planting in the spring

Category: Shrubs



Utah Serviceberry, a perennial deciduous shrub, produces clusters of white blossoms in early May and its maroon to black berries can endure into the winter season. This variable shrub is distributed across all western states, thriving at elevations ranging from 2,000 to 9,000 feet. Typically found on dry ridges and slopes, it flourishes on well-drained, coarse to medium-textured soils in areas with 12 to 20 inches of precipitation.


Native Americans utilized the berries as a food source and utilized various preparation methods. Utah Serviceberry serves a dual purpose, acting as both a source of food and cover to enhance wildlife habitat. Big game and livestock utilize the leaves and small branches, while birds and small animals consume the berries, making it an excellent resource for wildlife. The berries persist on the plant for an extended period, often lasting into winter and provide valuable sustenance for birds and mammals. Utah Serviceberry resprouts from the crown after fire. This species holds significant value for the restoration of western wildlands, although its establishment can be slow, with new plantings requiring several years, typically 8 to 10, for flowering and seed production.



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Photo Credit: Andrey Zharkikh, Jim Morefield and Robb Hannawacker

Utah Serviceberry


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