Prince William Canada Serviceberry
Botanical Name: Amelanchier canadensis 'Prince William'
Common Name: Prince William Canada Serviceberry
Height: 8-10' Spread: 5-6' Habit/Form: Upright oval Growth Rate: Medium slow Zone: 3-4
Cultural Requirements: Best in partial shade in a moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Plants can be drought sensitive in dry periods; mulch to maintain a moist root environment.
Ornamental Characteristics: An upright, suckering, multi stemmed shrub with attractive silver-gray striped bark and blue-green leaves, which turn yellowish to red-orange fall color. In early spring white clusters of upright flowers open before the leaves emerge. The sweet, edible, ½-inch red fruits turn a bluish-purple and are highly attractive to birds.
Uses in the Landscape: This native shrub is a good understory plant in a woodland garden, borders, or as an accent plant.