Canadian Serviceberry, Shadblow, Downy Serviceberry, Shadbush Amelanchier canadensis - Aronia botryapium, Pyrus botryapium

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Botanical Name:

Amelanchier canadensis







Common Name:

Canadian Serviceberry, Shadblow, Downy Serviceberry, Shadbush

24 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 to 120 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification.
In a Nutshell:
* It is a deciduous shrub or small tree growing to 0.5–8 m tall with one to many stems and a narrow, fastigiate crown. more...
* The fruit contains a few small seeds at the centre, it has a sweet flavour with a hint of apple.
* It is a wonderful plant to use around ponds, lakes and streams but also does well on drier soils.
* Red to yellow fall color. more...
* This species can be used as a dwarfing rootstock for Malus spp. (the apples) and Pyrus spp. (the pears). more...