Serviceberry (Amelanchier sp.)

Serviceberries can be delicious eaten directly from the tree and people often use them anyway blueberries are used.  They can be put in pies, muffins, jams, or smoothies. In addition to being great for people, serviceberries also provide food to birds and wildlife and support pollinating insects.  They are also host plants for various native butterflies and moths in Michigan, including the  striped hairstreak, white admiral, viceroy,  small-eyed sphinx moth and the blinded sphinx moth.

Additional information

Special Features

Edible, Good for Wild Birds, Host Plants


Full, Partial


Average, Dry



Bloom Color


Bloom Time

April, May

Native Plant Category

Trees, Shrubs, and Vines