Downy Serviceberry, amelanchier arborea

Downy Serviceberry, amelanchier arborea
Item# DA-downyserviceberry
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Product Description

Inventory as of Feb. 1, 2018: 0 Seeds

Seed Specifications: Purity - 100%; Projected Germination Rate - %; Where Harvested (location) -

Downy Serviceberry grows 25 to 40 feet tall and can spread to 20 feet. This native large shrub or small tree has a moderate growth rate in most soils. Multiple stems are upright and highly branched forming a dense shrub with many small-diameter branches or, if properly pruned, a small tree. Trees can be trained to, and are offered by nurseries, with one trunk. The main ornamental features are white flowers followed by purple fruit in late spring or early summer. Fruits are produced before the leaves in spring and are quickly eaten by birds. Serviceberry puts on a brilliant fall color display ranging from yellow and orange to dull red. This tree is suitable for naturalistic plantings and will attract birds. The Downy Serviceberry is cold hardy to USDA Zone 5.

Planting instructions:

Scarification: Soak in water for 24 hours. Stratification: Cold stratify for 90-120 days. Seeds may germinate during stratification. Germination: sow seed 1/8" deep, press seed into the soil, cover seed, keep moist. Can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination.