Regent Serviceberry

Amelanchier alnifolia ‘Regent’

Do you need a compact serviceberry for your next outdoor project? It might be time to consider the Regent serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia ‘Regent’). This ornamental shrub provides your yard with multiple seasons of interest. How do you bring the Regent serviceberry home to your customers? Reach out to the experienced landscapers at Arbor Valley Nursery!

Regent Serviceberry Attributes

If you are looking for a great all-around ornamental for your spaces, think about the Amelanchier alnifolia ‘Regent’. In the mid-spring, you will notice the leaves beginning to sprout from the branches. As they develop, the serviceberry produces masses of slightly fragrant and showy white flowers. All of these brilliant white flowers are held in upright clusters. The flowers are attractive to local pollinators, but you will really notice a flurry of activity once the summer berries have developed. These abundant dark purple berries follow the flowers in the summer. The Regent’s berries are edible and have a similar appearance to blueberries. You can use them to make jams or jellies. Birds and humans love these fruits. The summer foliage features rounded leaves with an elegant growth habit. They have a bluish color with grayish undersides. For the changing fall season, this foliage transforms in shades of burgundy and yellow. While most ornamentals lose interest after the fall, you don’t have to worry about this variety. The light gray bark has charcoal-gray striations that stand out in the winter months.



  • Plant Type: Flowering shrub​
  • Watering Needs: Needs: Average
  • Botanical Pronunciation: am-eh-LAN-kee-er al-nih-FOH-lee-ah
  • Deciduous/evergreen: Deciduous
  • Growth rate: Average
  • Average landscape size: 4 feet tall by 3 feet wide
  • Special features: Brilliant white flowers followed by edible berries, spectacular fall color
  • Foliage color: Green
  • Blooms: Late spring
  • Flower color: White
  • Flower attributes: Fragrant, showy flowers
  • Garden style: Rustic, cottage
  • Design Ideas: Perfect choice for a woodland garden. Makes an excellent living screen. Can be used as a background for perennials. Exceptional addition to a fruit orchard. 
  • Companion Plants: hydrangeas, wisterias, dogwoods, rhododendrons, and small maples

Regent Serviceberry Landscape Uses

You can use the Amelanchier alnifolia ‘Regent’ in a variety of settings. If you need to create a living fence, choose this serviceberry for your needs. Plant several of these ornamentals to grow together for an excellent privacy screen. Along with that, you can also use them as a windbreak for your yard. With its beautiful flowers and fall foliage, it brings a touch of color to those spaces in your yard. You don’t even need to use these serviceberries as a fence or screen. These ornamentals shine in a mass planting. You can use them to fill in an empty section of the landscape. They look fantastic near a pond or water feature. Since the Amelanchier alnifolia ‘Regent’ produces fruit, you can even place this serviceberry in an orchard with other types of fruit-producing trees. The Regent serviceberry makes a perfect enhancement to those areas that have a rustic appearance. Think about using this serviceberry as a backdrop for smaller perennials in your garden. With the brilliant white background, flowers and shrubs of various colors are sure to stand out.

Regent Serviceberry Planting and Care

This variety of serviceberry can spread out but still retains an open vase-like shape. It can thrive in USDA growing zones 4 to 7. The Regent is very adaptable to wet or dry soils. This Amelanchier alnifolia ‘Regent’ does prefer rich, well-draining soil, but it can tolerate most soils, including sandy and clay areas. If you want your serviceberry to thrive, plant it in rich loamy soil. The Regent serviceberry can even handle partial shade or full sun. However, if you want this ornamental to produce berries, you might want to place it in a space that gets full sun. If you are looking for the best result, make sure to provide the serviceberry with regular watering. Once this ornamental does establish in your yard, it can tolerate extended periods of dry weather with occasional watering. The Regent serviceberry is a low-maintenance plant. While it is generally disease- and pest-free, you will have to watch out for powdery mildew, leaf spot, or occasional rust. If you want to help the Regent serviceberry keep its shape, prune it in the late winter before the new leaves emerge for the spring.

Grab the Regent Serviceberry for Your Project

Amelanchier alnifolia 'Regent'

If you want to have a beautiful but compact ornamental for your next landscaping project, make sure to choose the Regent serviceberry. This plant offers four seasons of interest, and it produces some delicious blueberry-like berries. This is a stunning ornamental that can brighten up any space. You can find a wholesale nursery near me. Reach out to the experienced team at Arbor Valley Nursery to help with all your landscaping projects by filling out the contact form.

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