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I Occasionally See A Serviceberry Tree And I Think They…

Jean Asked

I occasionally see a serviceberry tree and I think they are beautiful. Where can I buy one in southern Indiana or Kentucky?

The Gardener’s Answer

Hi, Jean: I agree with you! Serviceberries (Amelanchier) are very beautiful trees and a wonderful addition to any garden. They can be grown as either single- or multi-trunked trees. The white flowers are a sign of spring and the edible fruit is enjoyed by the birds. If you can get to the fruit before the birds do, the berries can make a delicious pie or cobbler. The bark is smooth and gray with a red undertone, an additional bonus to this lovely tree. Serviceberry trees can reach 20-25 feet at maturity. ‘Autumn Brilliance’ is a cultivar that has stunning red fall color. As far as local sources, I know that we carry them at The Plant Kingdom in Louisville; our phone number is (502) 893-7333. In southern Indiana you should try Hidden Hill Nursery in Jeffersonville. The phone number is (812) 282-0524.

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