How Badly Does Alleghany Serviceberry Sucker

Question From: Whitefish, Montana, United States
Q: How badly does it sucker? Home owner has landscape fabric down, is older and does not want any trouble with it( the tree)

A: Jessie, It depends on the specie. There are six and varieties and cultivars developed from each. That's why it is important to keep tags. Some grow in tree form and others from suckers. Check with your local nursery and see if you can identify it from the leaves. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.