Top Questions About Serviceberry Plants

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Questions About Serviceberry Plants

Asked by
hillbilly deluxe on
May 29, 2012

Q. shadblow-serviceberry

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

Answered by
Heather on
June 4, 2012
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A.

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

Q. Transplanting trees

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

Answered by
Alisma on
October 23, 2016
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In zone 5, a serviceberry can be transplanted in September, October, or November.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 28, 2017

Q. 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.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 29, 2017
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Asked by
charles humphrey on
September 12, 2017

Q. 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?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
September 12, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

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

Q. 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

Answered by
BushDoctor on
January 14, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

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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