Serviceberry Plants

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  1. shadblow-serviceberry
  2. Transplanting trees
  3. Service berry tree
  4. how and when to prune serviceberry bushes
  5. pruning
Asked by hillbilly deluxe on May 29, 2012
Shadblow-Serviceberry

I live in zone 9. Can I still be able to grow this shrub and have no problems with it? Thank you.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It needs a dormant period to do well and in your area, it would not get that dormant period. It would not do well in your zone.

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Asked by drwisdom on October 22, 2016
Transplanting Trees

I’m in zone 5a. How late in the fall could I put in a new tree (serviceberry bush)?

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Alisma
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

In zone 5, a serviceberry can be transplanted in September, October, or November.

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Asked by Anonymous on June 28, 2017
Service Berry Tree

Bark on one side of the tree is peeling. Some branches have died & there are
some leaves turning yellow. We’ve heard this may be a type of fungus that affects hardwood trees & the tree should be removed immediately.
Is a service berry a hardwood tree? Are there steps to take to save the tree?
Thank you for your assistance.

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Asked by charles humphrey on September 12, 2017
How and When to Prune Serviceberry Bushes

These bushes produce berries on last years growth, so do I prune all the branches that grew berries THIS summer?

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BushDoctor
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

In cases like this you will prune new growth one year, and SOME of the old, the next. These will be pruned once a year, typically in winter. Here is an article that will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/serviceberries/growing-serviceberries.htm

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Asked by Diana Rowland on January 13, 2018
Pruning

We were advised to use amelanchier trees as part of a hedge ( probably not the best advice!) They are now five years old and have never been pruned and we wondered do we prune, leave alone, take off every third branch? We’re not sure and they have now become entwined with the beech and hawthorn in the hedge.

We would be most grateful if you could help.

Kind regards
Diana Rowland

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BushDoctor
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

I can say that you will want to do this during dormancy, or at the latest, early spring. You will want to take growth a little at a time, pruning out crossing branches.

This article will give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/serviceberries/growing-serviceberries.htm

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