Utah Service Berry is a very different looking shrub. The bark is off-white, foliage is green-grey, foliage is predominantly on the outer tips of the stems. Associated plants include Keckiella ternatus, Keckiella antirrhinoides microphylla, Arctostaphylos otayensis, Prunus fremontii, Quercus agrifolia, and believe it or not Acacia gregorii. Soil varies from reddish clay to decomposed granite. Am awesome look with large boulders, plant Zauschneria, Encelia, and Keckiella ternatus microphylla at the base in front of the rocks. Amelanchier alnifolia has a better berry, this one is fine for the wildlife, still ok for granola. Click here for the other Serviceberry we grow.
They have made up all sorts of names for this serviceberry, Amelanchier pallida var. arguta, or prunifolia, or venulosa, or crenata rubescens, or oreophila, or jonesiana or nitens, or Amelanchier utahensis var. covilllei, Native to much of the Southern West from Baja up into Oregon and across to TEXAS.
Communities for Amelanchier utahensis:Chaparral and Yellow Pine Forest.