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Prince William Serviceberry*

Amelanchier canadensis 'Prince William'

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Prince William Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis 'Prince William') at Oakland Nurseries Inc

Amelanchier canadensis 'Prince William' flowers

Amelanchier canadensis 'Prince William' flowers

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Height: 10 feet

Spread: 8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone: 3b

Other Names: Shadblow


A beautiful large shrub, ideal for small home landscapes; showy white flowers in spring, sweet berries in June, and consistent fall color add up to a versatile choice for gardens or small home landscapes

Ornamental Features:

Prince William Serviceberry is covered in stunning clusters of white flowers rising above the foliage in early spring before the leaves. It has green foliage which emerges red in spring. The oval leaves turn an outstanding tomato-orange in the fall. It produces black berries in late spring. The smooth gray bark is not particularly outstanding.

Landscape Attributes:

Prince William Serviceberry is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Prince William Serviceberry is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
  • Hedges/Screening

Plant Characteristics:

Prince William Serviceberry will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution.

This is a selection of a native North American species.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent Massing Screening Garden Naturalizing
Flowers Fruit Fall Color Attracts Wildlife
Ornamental Features
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