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Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry Shrubs for Sale Online
Autumn Brilliance Serviceberries have spectacular fragrant white flowers that bloom in early spring. Its young foliage appears a deep plum color and gradually turns copper-red during fall months. This small tree is perfect to plant near power lines or in smaller yards.
Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry Amelanchier dark green oval leaves transition to a vibrant fall color when placed in full sun. Increase the blooms of your tree by adding a slow-release fertilizer in early summer.
Also known as Amelanchier Autumn Brilliance or Apple Serviceberry, its large succulent blueberry-like fruit has a blueberry and almond taste that attracts birds and other wildlife. Plant this shrub around your landscape as a privacy border or as a shade tree. Its oval-shaped foliage grows in an upright, spreading habit.
|Mature Height:||20 to 25 Feet|
|Mature Width:||12 to 15 Feet|
|Classification:||Broad leaved deciduous tree, spring flowering|
|Foliage:||Bluish-green, brilliant orange to scarlet fall color|
|Flower Color:||White, very floriferous|
|Pruning Season:||No pruning needed|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Tolerates moist soil and full sun; full sun brings out the best fall color; will adapt to drier sites; produces edible fruit|
How to Care for Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry
Once you buy an Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry Shrubs, make sure to read about the care instructions that are required and recommended to keep this plant healthy and thriving.
When should I plant Apple Serviceberry?
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry shrubs that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system, but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil, you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not, these products will retain entirely too much moisture and will cause the root system to rot.
Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry Shrubs to spread through the loose, nutrient-rich soil much easier than if you used solely the existing soil. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant too deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole.
How do I fertilize Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry?
Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry shrubs grow best if they are fertilized lightly in the spring once frost has passed with a well-balanced, extended-release, fertilizer such as Espoma Tree-tone. Fertilize Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry shrubs again 6 to 8 weeks later to encourage denser foliage or faster growth of young trees. We recommend Bio-Tone Fertilizer when planting.
If you can find a fertilizer formulated for shrubs and trees, this fertilizer would work well on Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry. If you are looking for a fertilizing routine tailored to your specific conditions, a soil sample should be taken and the fertilizer and trace elements matched to the needs of your soil. Don't fertilize Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry trees or shrubs after August. Fall is the time for plants to begin preparing for dormancy. Fertilizing at this time may stimulate new growth that will be too tender to withstand the winter.
How do I mulch Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry trees with either a ground hardwood mulch or cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any type of mulch will do, but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they break down.
Mulching helps to keep weeds away which will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch is sufficient but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem of the plant with mulch. It's better to leave a one inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry tree or shrub.
How do I water Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry?
After back-filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost, give the Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry shrubs a deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant will run away until the soil is soaked.
A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example, a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5, a three gallon pot would be 15, and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks. Treegator Jr. bags are a good investment that will help minimize the watering chore.