How to Grow a Serviceberry Tree

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The serviceberry tree is a plant that likes full, hot sun, good drainage and organic soil. Find out why serviceberry trees should be trimmed up one-third every year with help from a sustainable gardener in this free video on gardening tips. View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen and in this segment, we're going to talk about how to grow a Serviceberry tree. Now the Serviceberry tree is a beautiful plant and is a great addition to your garden. It has beautiful white peek flowers that are just gorgeous that come on in April and may and then you get these blackish-red berries over the summer. And then in the fall, you get great burgundy and orange leaves on the tree. And they're deciduous, they lose their leaves, so they're a beautiful addition to your garden 'cause they give you spring, summer, and fall interests and that's what you really want. And they can get big over the years, ten, twenty, even thirty feet tall. So you gotta give them lots of room to grow. And they like full, hot sun. They want to have the heat to grow well and good drainage. They don't want to sit right in a bog of water. But the Serviceberry is a beautiful tree to grow and is very easy as long as you give it good organic soil and trim it up about one-third every year, just trim out about one-third of the branches and kind of even it out, and that way it'll come back from year to year and give you lots of flowers and berries and it's a beautiful addition to your garden.