Small Ornamental Trees

Hi there. Thanks for your response to one of my earlier questions. I’m thinking of adding some ornamental trees to my backyard. I garden in zone 5. It has clay-ish soil and is in full sun on a gentle south-facing…

Serviceberry tree

My 2 serviceberry trees (planted in summer 2018, with northern exposure, about 7 metres apart) had plenty of white blossoms in spring 2019, followed by red fruits that summer. However, both developed suckers at the root area, which I have…

Service Berries

I purchased two service berry trees several months ago and had them transplanted in a VERY shaded area of my yard. There is a another service berry tree there and it has done well so i thought having more of…

Serviceberry and Raccoons

We recently bought a house in Toronto’s east end and I’m considering a serviceberry in the backyard. I love that it is native and will attract birds, but I’m worried about raccoons loving it as well. We have a lot…

Amelanchier canadensis

Hi, I have another question about this plant. I would like to plant one at the back of my house, south facing, full sun. My garden plot is 8 ft wide. Please see attached photo. This location has exhaust vents…

Amelanchier canadensis

Sheridan is selling this serviceberry and the tag states “plant two to ensure pollination”. However on the Plants for a Future website, it states that the plant is self-fertile and flowers are hermaphrodite. If only one is planted, will…

Amelanchier Rainbow Pillar

We planted the above shrub/tree in May and I just noticed that the interior leaves have turned yellow and are dropping.  What is the problem and what is the solution. It is about 4 feet tall.…