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Amelanchier canadensis Tree

Serviceberry Tree
  • £69.99 (ex VAT)
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Amelanchier canadensis is a feature-packed small tree with white star-shaped flowers as bronzed new leaves start to open. The mass of five-petalled flowers have a gentle scent and are followed by dark red-purple fruits developing in summer. The green foliage turns vibrant shades of orange and red in autumn.

The small tree has upright branches and shrubby growth, growing to a height and spread of 4 x 4 metres in 20 years. Amelanchier canadensis grows in full sun to partial shade in well-draining to slightly damp conditions. This hardy, tough tree can also cope with some exposure to the elements.

AKA Snowy Mespilus, Juneberry, Serviceberry, Shadblow, Shadbush

  • Common name: Serviceberry
  • Latin: Amelanchier canadensis
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 4 x 3 metres
  • Environmental benefits: Food for birds
  • Flowers: Star-shaped, white flowers in spring
  • Foliage: Young bronze leaves, green in summer, orange-red in autumn
  • Soil: Plant in well-drained to slight damp sites

Planting Advice for Amelanchier canadensis Trees

Our pot grown Serviceberry trees can be planted at any time of year and are a great choice for exposed positions. Remove weeds and grass within a metre of the planting site, then dig a square hole as deep as the root mass and twice as wide. To help the tree establish more effectively, sprinkle root grow in the hole.

Remove the pot, gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. Mix 50% of the original soil with 50% compost and fill in the hole. Firm around gently, avoiding banking soil up around the collar of the tree.

We recommend using a stake and tie for single stem forms of Amelanchier (not bush or multi-stem). Insert into the ground at an angle to avoid penetrating the rootmass, then secure the tree to it. Water around the base.

Aftercare Advice for Amelanchier canadensis Trees

If you’re planting Serviceberry in spring or summer, water well for the first few months. Increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If planting in autumn, you may only need to water a little.

Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. If your area is prone to rabbits, use a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Amelanchier canadensis Trees

Amelanchier canadensis require minimal pruning and you can just remove crossing, diseased or untidy looking branches. Juneberry trees can handle hard pruning if desired but it will mean less flowering in the following spring, so we recommend leaving pruning until after flowering.

A good tip when pruning Juneberry is to remove growth that is older than four years as this will improve the shape and encourage fresh bud and flower growth.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £11.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £14.95 + vat

1-4 trees delivered by pallet to kerbside (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode not quantity. Starts from £48 + vat.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process. Please note, we are unable to deliver outside of Mainland UK.

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 3 weeks of placing the order, unless stated otherwise. There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.

For pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height), we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers about the delivery date.

Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is on the product/basket page. Orders are despatched once all trees are ready.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

To collect trees, please book an appointment. Delivery charges will be refunded.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. *Pot sizes may vary. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root typePrice Quantity Qty
Amelanchier canadensis Form: Single Stem Tree Supplied Size: 150-200cm Root type: 12L pot* Amelanchier canadensis Price £69.99 (ex VAT)
Single Stem Tree 150-200cm 12L pot* £69.99 (ex VAT)
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