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Asked by
Kendyllister on
February 4, 2019
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Q. Unidentified house plant

Hello!
I came across this fun and unusual plant and had to, of course, purchase it. I transplanted it and went to read up on care and couldn’t find a name of what it was. Since being transplanted, the poor thing is dropping leaves like crazy and seems so unhappy. What in the world is this guy and how can and I make him happy again?
Thanks for your time!
-K

Answered by
BushDoctor on
February 5, 2019
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It appears to be a variegated Serviceberry although it is hard to tell without flowers or fruit. If so, these are incredibly sensitive to many diseases and pests, and will not grow very well indoors. This article will give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/serviceberries/growing-serviceberries.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 7, 2019

Q. Pruning Serviceberry Tree

We have a mature Serviceberry tree (20 yrs old) and we need to prune it back, and/or cut away overgrown trunks. This tree is our favorite, but we did not know how to prune it. It now has multiple trunks from the ground, spreading wide, some leaning and some have grown into the gutter. Can we remove the outer trunks for re-shaping and still maintain a healthy tree. It is located on the north side of our house approximately 12-15 feet from the house. Any suggestions will be most appreciated.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
February 7, 2019
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Yes you will be able to do this just fine. Only take one branch, then wait a few days before taking more. Here is an article for more information on their care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/serviceberries/growing-serviceberries.htm

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