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
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
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.
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
We planted two spruce trees on the eastside of our Saskatoon bush some years ago and now the Spruce are getting quite tall and have spread their branches into the Saskatoon bushes. The Saskatoon bushes do not seem to be producing as well as they used to. Should they be moved because of the spruce? Thank you,
The amount of sun the shrubs receive has probably been reduced. That would cause less fruit production. They need proper air circulation as well, and they don't like to compete for nutrients.
Wondering if planting saskatoon bushes with lawn edging to make a 2 to 3 foot diameter around each bush is a good idea, or is it better to just plant them so the top roots are "free"?
Since they can spread, I would favor leaving off the edging.
I would not. I would opt to prune them in spring.