Let’s kick off the berry harvest season by talking about serviceberries!
Here is ‘autumn brilliance’ serviceberry (Amelanchier × grandiflora ‘Autumn Brilliance’ ) a cultivar whose finely toothed blue-green leaves turn a brilliant orange-red in the fall. They can be grown as a large shrub or a small multi-stemmed tree.
The exciting news about serviceberries are how their delicate clusters of white flowers lead to dark purple edible berries when fully ripen. They are as sweet and delicious as any good blueberry! Enjoy them fresh from the plant or use them in baking.
We like to harvest some for ourselves and then leave the rest for the robins (and their fledglings like we saw this morning!) and other wildlife to enjoy.