Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Prince William Shadblow Serviceberry

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Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Shrub: Large
  • Scientific Name: Amelanchier canadensis 'Prince William' Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Serviceberry
  • Zone: 3
  • Plant Size: 8-10'
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Bloom Color: White
  • Habit: Upright
  • Culture:

    Adaptable. Full sun to partial shade.

  • Notes:

    'Prince William' is a selection of true Shadblow Serviceberry (A. Canadensis). Although the name Amelanchier canadensis is common in the nursery trade, plants labeled as such are rarely if ever this species. In fact, this name has become a catch-all for seedling grown Amelanchiers most likely to be hybrids of mixed parentage. The true A. canadensis is a suckering shrub which blooms after the leaves have expanded, has large (1/2") bluish-purple fruit in summer and only a yellowish fall color. See Info.

  • Amelanchier Info:

    Amelanchier species display considerable variation when grown from seed, and are also extremely confusing and subsequently often mislabeled in the nursery trade. Purchasing cultivars is the only way to be sure of what you are getting.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Renewal pruning is accomplished by removing the largest, oldest stems (generally 1/4 to 1/3 of the total stems) as close to the ground as possible. This will stimulate new shoots to develop below the cuts which will fill in the plant creating a more dense and pleasing habit.

    Renewal pruning should be done when the plant is dormant, late fall to early spring.

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