Serviceberry (Amelanchier spp.)
Serviceberry is a native multi-stemmed shrub or a small tree that has a number of species that difficult to identify and differentiate. They have very similar characteristics, but more confusing is the fact that they interbreed easily producing many hybrids. This technical problem is made worse because this tree has a gazillion local names; well at least more than twenty. So while I give you four Serviceberry species in this section, they all have a similar look. Serviceberries had value long before they became landscape trees. Native Americans used the wood of Serviceberry for arrows, spears, and crosspieces for canoes. The juice of the berries was used as a dye.

Shadow Serviceberry Branched bush 18 to 23 inches tall bareroot

by Shadow Serviceberry Branched bush

Shadow Serviceberry Branched bush 18 to 23 inches tall bareroot Product Description: The Serviceberry tree, Amelanchier canadensis, is also be known as the Juneberry, Shadblow, or Shadbush. This is a large shrub that has an erect stems that form multi-stemmed clumps The serviceberries, It is a deciduous shrubs or small tree. Shadblow Serviceberry is recommended for the following landscape applications; Accent Mass Planting General Garden Use Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens Hedges/Screening Fruit Red changing to black fruit sweet, edible fruit Mature Height 6 - 15 feet Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet Soil Type Widely Adaptable Moisture Widely Adaptable Growth Rate Moderate Sun Exposure Full Sun - Partial Sun Flower Color White Fall Color Yellow to Orange Foliage Color Green Zones 4-8

Amelanchier Canadensis - Shadblow Serviceberry

by Holly Hill Nurseries

  • 3 inch containers
  • 6 to 10 inches tall

This offering is for single plants of this variety. These are growing in 3 inch containers and are 6 to 10 inches tall. Canadian service-berry or shadblow service-berry is a small, understory tree or large, multi-trunked shrub usually growing in clumps with many upright branches. Its crown is delicate and open. Long-petaled, white blossoms, opening before leaves emerge, are followed by a small, crimson-colored, edible, apple-like fruit. Enduring fall foliage is orange to rusty-red. The deciduous plant grows 6-20 ft. high, sometimes taller. Zones 3 to 7. Serviceberries are subject to many disease and insect problems. Damage from these problems is usually cosmetic rather than life threatening. This is an East Coast plant. However, the name is commonly used in the nursery trade and generally refers toAmelanchier arborea, or possibly some hybrid


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