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Ballerina Serviceberry*

Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Ballerina'

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Ballerina Serviceberry (Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Ballerina') at The Green Spot Home & Garden

Ballerina Serviceberry in bloom

Ballerina Serviceberry in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Ballerina Serviceberry (Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Ballerina') at The Green Spot Home & Garden

Ballerina Serviceberry flowers

Ballerina Serviceberry flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  20 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a


An excellent landscape shrub with large white flowers in early spring and very colorful fall foliage; a truly three-season plant for smaller home landscapes

Ornamental Features

Ballerina Serviceberry is blanketed in stunning clusters of white flowers rising above the foliage in early spring before the leaves. It has dark green deciduous foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The oval leaves turn an outstanding brick red in the fall. It produces purple berries from late spring to early summer. The smooth gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Ballerina Serviceberry is an open multi-stemmed deciduous tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Ballerina Serviceberry is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Ballerina Serviceberry will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

This plant is not reliably hardy in our region, and certain restrictions may apply; contact the store for more information.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Garden 
Flowers  Fruit  Fall Color  Bark  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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