Shadblow Serviceberry

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  • Showy Flowers, Foliage
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Full Sun - Part Shade)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 20 - 25 Feet
  • Mature Spread 10 - 15 Feet
  • Pet Safe 

Shadblow Serviceberry, also known as Amelanchier lamarckii F.G. Schroed, Juneberry Tree, Snowy Mespilus, and Apple Serviceberry, is a classy deciduous tree that produces color and charm all-year long. In spring, the first chromatic act begins. On the sunlit stage, the back-up singers, or rosy-pink leaves unfurl. Soon, after, the pearl-colored flowers, or star vocalists, gingerly step onto the stage and the concert begins. Finally, the wash of white takes its bows and exits. The back-up chorus, now taking their turn to shine, steps closer to the audience, and as summer commences and they start to entertain, the foliage turns from pink to chartreuse and then during the autumn, from chartreuse to scarlet. Finally, taking their leave in late fall, the troupe steps off stage to rest before doing it all over again. Shadberry Serviceberry, an elegant show requiring little to no attention, is the perfect addition for any person new to gardening who desires elegance and style.

Best Locations For Growing Shadblow Serviceberry

This tree will thrive in any location of your yard that has exposure full to part shade exposure and is hardy in zones 4 to 9. Additionally, since this shrub is normally not toxic to people or pets, you don’t need to worry about little hands or paws touching it.

Shadblow Serviceberry Sunlight Requirements

Planted outside a south-facing, east-facing, or west-facing wall will provide adequate amounts of energy for this deciduous shrub to optimally grow.

Shadblow Serviceberry Care

Shadblow Serviceberry, a flowering tree, prefers moist, acidic to neutral, well-drained soil. We recommend using a typical potting soil amended with peat moss and perlite/pumice for drainage. This deciduous shrub rarely requires pruning. It also produces variegated foliage and faintly perfumed, showy white blooms that are followed by crimson berries birds can eat.

Watering Shadblow Serviceberry

Shadblow Serviceberry requires minimum watering, primarily only in its first year of growth until it becomes established.  

Feeding Shadblow Serviceberry

This tree typically does not need to be fertilized. If you choose to do so, however, use a balanced fertilizer and feed this shrub one time per year, either before the flowers form in the spring or after the foliage dies in the autumn.

Shadblow Serviceberry Information

Light Exposure: Full Sun - Part Shade
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - Water the soil when 3 or 4 inches of its depth are dry
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Moderate
Mature Height: 20-25 feet
Mature Spread: 10-15 feet
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Shade/Description: Snowy White
Fragrant: Yes
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, Orange, Red, Yellow
Foliage Description: Dark Green Gold and Yellow to Red and Orange
Temperature: ()
Humidity: 0
Common Name: Shadblow Serviceberry
Other Name(s): Shadblow Serviceberry
Scientific Name: Amelanchier canadensis
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.