Care For Serviceberry Trees: Growing Autumn Brilliance Serviceberries

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Care For Serviceberry Trees: Growing Autumn Brilliance Serviceberries

By Amy Grant Looking for a small tree/shrub with brilliant fall color to liven up the landscape this autumn? Consider the aptly named serviceberry, ‘Autumn Brilliance,’ which sports gorgeous orange/red fall color and is disease resistant. Read on to find out how to grow an Autumn Brilliance serviceberry and information on general care for serviceberry trees. About Autumn Brilliance Serviceberries ‘Autumn Brilliance’ serviceberries (Amelanchier x grandflora) are a cross between A. canadensis and A. laevis. Its genus name stems from the French provincial name for Amelanchier ovalis, a European plant in this genus and, of course, its cultivar name is reminiscent of its brilliant orange/red fall hues. It is hardy in USDA zones 4-9. The serviceberry ‘Autumn Brilliance’ has an upright, highly branching form that grows from between 15-25 feet (4-8 m.) in height. This particular cultivar tends to sucker less than others, tolerates drought and is adapted to a

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