The Shadblow Serviceberry is a shrubby tree native to the Eastern Seaboard, from Maine through the Carolinas. Featuring gorgeous panicles of white blossoms that become delectable Juneberries, aka Saskatoon berries in June! The 3-inch dark green leaves fill out your tree, starting out softly fuzzy at first they later become glossy and smooth! Those same leaves will turn a delightful golden in the fall.
Before its leaves even begin to appear, its 5-petaled clusters of white spring flowers held in erect racemes about 2" long. These will stand in sharp contrast to the browns and greys of your transitioning landscape in early March. It has an interesting silver striped bark that is displayed when the plant is pruned into a small tree. Highly ornamental from start to finish, Serviceberry are lovely spring blooming and fall color plants that dress up any landscape.
You'll enjoy watching the flowers give way to the small green berries as they progress from green to red, and eventually transform into a deep purple-black. Serviceberries, also called Juneberries, look like large, dark blue Blueberries and taste similar, but with an almond-like accent. The dark gems are ready to enjoy straight from the bush or used in various jams and pies.
These are wonderful bird-friendly and wildlife-friendly native plants and lovely screening and privacy trees, not to mention summer fruit! Group or cluster in odd numbers for Bird-Friendly habitat, shelter and food sources in naturalized plantings near your back property. Suckering freely when allowed, these form groves readily. Or use closely planted rows of other Serviceberry or in a mixed-tree planting for light screening and privacy that neighbors won't mind!
It is a shrubby tree that can be left alone to grow into a suckering shrub or pruned to a multi or single-stemmed tree. These easy-care trees are highly adaptable and versatile, so much so that they're often a go-to choice for commercial plantings and landscaping! Known to attract butterflies, beneficial insects and bees, they also are fantastic Host Plants for over 124 caterpillars and larvae! They're a natural in pollinator gardens, cottage gardens and as an airy specimen or anchor in the perennial bed.
Serviceberry grows anywhere in full sun and moist to boggy soil. Plant in full sun for the most flowers and fruit. Tolerant of a wide range of soil types, just be sure to provide moderate, consistent moisture at first. Then these trees are adaptable and drought tolerant once established. Mulch the root system well for insulation and moisture retention, and to conceal any of the dropped berries that may stain pavement or grass for a short period each summer.
With delicious fruit and delightful flowers, the hardy native Shadblow Serviceberry tree is exactly the colorful boost your landscape has been looking for! Hurry and order your own today at NatureHills.com!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Amelanchier canadensis|
|Mature Height||20 - 25 feet|
|Mature Spread||10 - 15 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Moisture||Moderate to Moist|
|Flower Color||Snowy White|
|Harvest Time||Early Season|
|Fruiting Time||3-5 Years|
|Pruning Time||When Dormant|