There are a wide range of serviceberries that grow well in the Denver foothills, but one of our favorites is Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry (Amelanchier x grandiflora ‘Autumn Brilliance’).
The brilliant fiery fall foliage is the highlight of this serviceberry, but it also boasts multi-seasonal interest.
In spring, it’s covered with loads of white flowers, edible dark red berries are produced in summer, and its smooth gray bark looks attractive in winter.
It’s a multi-stemmed tree that reaches 20-25 feet when mature and is also highly disease resistant.
Grow it in full sun and average to moist well-drained soil.