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CANADIAN SERVICEBERRY Seeds (Amelanchier Canadensis)

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CANADIAN SERVICEBERRY Seeds (Amelanchier Canadensis)

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The graceful multi-stemmed habit of shadblow serviceberry, white spring flowers, edible summer fruits and bright fall foliage brings much to the landscape. A native of the eastern North America, it is a large deciduous

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CANADIAN SERVICEBERRY Seeds (Amelanchier Canadensis)

Price for Package of 10 seeds.

The graceful multi-stemmed habit of shadblow serviceberry, white spring flowers, edible summer fruits and bright fall foliage brings much to the landscape. A native of the eastern North America, it is a large deciduous shrub or small tree that spreads by suckers and naturally resides in wetlands, such as bogs or swamps, though it is also commonly found in moist woods and stream sides. It is very hardy and many cultivated varieties exist for garden culture. Its berry-like summer fruits are edible and used to make preserves and pies.

The simple green leaves of shadblow are oval with finely serrated edges. When they first emerge they are woolly and whitish and turn deep green by late spring, losing most of their wooly hairs. Small showy white or palest pink flowers are held in clusters and appear in spring before the leaves emerge. The bee-pollinated blooms are followed by edible berries that turn from red to deep purplish black. They are flavorful and much sought after by wildlife as well as people. Cool autumn days turn the leaves shades of yellow and red, giving the overall plant canopy a look of a well-colored peach.

Information source: http://learn2grow.com/plants/amelanchier-canadensis/

Genus - Amelanchier

Species - Canadensis

Common name - Canadian Serviceberry

Other names - Shadblow Serviceberry

Pre-Treatment - Required

Germination info - Stratify for 90-120 days

Hardiness zones - 3 - 7

Height - 6-30' / 1.80 - 9.10 m

Plant type - Shrub, tree

Vegetation type - Deciduous

Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral

Soil type - Clay, Loam

Water requirements - Average Water

Landscape uses - Bog Garden, Edible, Feature Plant, Foundation, Fruit / Fruit Tree, Mixed Border, Screening / Wind Break, Street Trees

Leaf / Flower color - Green / White, Light Pink

Plant growth rate - Medium

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

Well Drained

  • Soil type

Clay, Loam

  • Tolerances

Wet Site

  • Growth Rate

Medium

  • Water Requirements

Average Water, Ample Water

  • Habit

Oval/Rounded

  • Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

Showy

  • Flower Color

White, Light Pink

  • Fruit Color

Dark Red, Dark Blue

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

Green, Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

Yellow, Red, Green, Orange

  • Bark Color

Gray

  • Fragrant Flowers

Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

Yes

  • Fragrant Foliage

No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

No

  • Flower Petal Number

Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

No

  • Showy Fruit

Yes

  • Edible Fruit

Yes

  • Showy Foliage

Yes

  • Foliage Texture

Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

Matte

  • Evergreen

No

  • Showy Bark

No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

Smooth

  • Usage

Bog Garden, Edible, Feature Plant, Foundation, Fruit / Fruit Tree, Mixed Border, Screening / Wind Break, Street Trees

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

No

  • Invasive

No

  • Attracts

Birds

  • Self-Sowing

Yes

Sowing Amelanchier alnifolia Seeds:

For best results, please follow the instructions in the order provided.

Scarify: Soak in water 24 Hours

Stratify: Cold 90 days, 40 Degrees F in a Moist Medium.

Germination: Sow 1/8” Deep

  • Watering
  1. Woody plants need watering less frequently than tender annuals or herbaceous plants
  2. Most established trees, shrubs, and vines can go weeks without supplemental watering except in extremely hot or windy weather
  3. Watering from a hose or sprinkler should be done slowly and deeply, not frequently, to avoid shallow root development or root diseases. Allow soil to dry several inches deep before irrigating
  4. When practical, especially in arid climates, use and maintain water-efficient soaker hoses or drip irrigation. Water briefly two or three times a week to keep soil moist, not wet
  5. Most winter injury is from drying out, not cold temperatures. Be prepared to water during prolonged sunny, windy, dry spells even in the winter.
  6. Mulches help prevent water loss during hot, windy, or sunny weather
  • Pruning
  1. Prune trees to remove wayward, broken, dead, or diseased branches and limbs, or for safety around utility lines
  2. Use pruning saws and loppers for moderate work, and a chainsaw for heavy work. As always take all safety precautions when using power equipment, or when you have to get off the ground for pruning
  3. Remove branches flush with limbs, limbs flush with trunks, leaving only short swollen areas instead of stubs which can rot into the interior ("heart") of the tree
  4. For large limbs, make three cuts: one partway through the bottom of the limb to prevent splitting or tearing bark, the second farther out to remove the limb, and the third to remove the stub
  5. Pruning paints are for cosmetics only; a proper cut will heal quickly, and is better insurance against rot or insect infestation
  • Propagation
  1. Most trees are grown from seed sown when ripe (usually in the fall) and exposed to natural temperatures and humidity
  2. Some trees are grafted or budded, especially fruit trees and hybrids, by taking pieces of the desired tree and inserting them into the stems of "rootstock" trees; this is done in winter or early spring
  3. A few trees can be grown from cuttings taken in the late fall or early winter
  • Fertilization

Most plants need a regular "diet" of all-purpose plant food, either specialty (labeled for your specific plant type) or a generic N-P-K (nitrogen - phosphorus - potassium)

Fertilize early in the plant's growing cycle - spring for summer plants, fall for winter plants

  • For leafy plants, use a fertilizer with a higher nitrogen content (first number)
  • For flowering or fruiting plants, use a fertilizer higher in phosphorous content (middle number)

If using a water soluble fertilizer:

  1. Mix as directed on container according to directions
  2. Wet the leaves and drench soil
  3. Repeat

If using a granulated fertilizer:

  1. Scatter a small amount of all-purpose fertilizer lightly under plants from the stem to beyond the outer spread of branches or foliage
  2. Water slowly and deeply

NOTE: Never over fertilize! You will see lots of weak, leafy growth and few flowers

 

 

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Data sheet

Organic Seeds ?
Organic Seeds
HEIRLOOM ?
Yes
Handpicked seeds ?
Handpicked seeds
Perennial ?
Perennial plant : Yes
Edible?
Edible
Suitable for pot?
Suitable for pot: Yes
Medicinal Plant?
Medicinal Plant: Yes
Resistant to cold and frost ?
Resistant to cold and frost : - 50° C
Scarification recommended ?
Scarification recommended: Yes

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