Status: In stock
- Mature Plant Size (H x W): 20-25' x 10-15'
- Attracts Birds
- Deer Resistant
- Salt Tolerant
- Rain Gardens
- Walnut Toxicity Resistant
- Edible to People
- Attracts Butterflies
- Attracts Pollinators
Planting & Care for Deciduous Shrub - Serviceberry
- The Cole's Select Serviceberry is a large shrub or small tree with multiple stems.
- It has dependable brilliant orange-red fall color display.
- It produces excellent, edible blueberry-like fruit that can be enjoyed by birds and people.
- Fruit ripens in June.
- Mature size is around 20' tall and wide.
- Serviceberries grow best in full sun, but will tolerate light shade.
- Although, it prefers a rich well-drained soil it will tolerate a wide range of soil conditions including clay and sandy sites.
- Serviceberries grow best with regular watering, but once well-established will tolerate occasional watering during prolonged dry periods.
- Prune for a good branch structure when young. This tree typically grows as a multi-stemmed specimen. A single trunk can be maintained with some training while the tree is young.
Opening Plant Material
- Bare Root- Cut open the bundle (top and roots are tied) and separate all the plants. Soak roots in buckets of water until planted. Each plant type will be labeled separately for identification. Do not expose the roots to sun. They should never dry out. Keep roots covered. All bare-root plants must be trimmed when planted.
- B&B - Soak root ball very well. Dig a hole at least 6"" wider and no deeper than the size of the ball on the plant. Rotate the plant to the proper position. Never lift or move trees by the tops.
- Containers - Completely saturate all container plants by putting in a larger container of water until stops bubbling, remove. Now ready to plant. Dig a hole no deeper than the depth of the container and 6"" or more, making sure it’s wider on the sides.
- Plant Bare root in fall. A good indicator if you can still plant is if the ground is still workable you’re good to go. If a hard frost is expected be sure to hold off on planting.
- Dig a hole at least 6"" wider and the same depth as the root mass. The crown or graft of the plant should be slightly higher than ground level where it was grown at the nursery.
- Trim off the broken roots and branches.
- Place fertilizer packets in hole (if purchased). Do not place other fertilizers in the planting hole. *Use Our Recommended Fertilizer.
- Spread the roots and fill halfway with soil, then water until soil settles completely saturating the soil and planting pit.
- Re-adjust plant and fill the hole with the rest of the soil.
- Back fill the balance of the soil and water well.
Planting & Handling Help
Download our Planting and Handling Guide below to plan for a successful arrival and install of your plants. Be sure to water all plants as soon as they arrive and every day until you’re ready to plant. Keep any bare root bundles in a shady, cool spot with the roots covered at all times.
Watch our videos on handling bare root plants, how your order is prepared for shipment and more.
What is the difference between Containers, Grow Bags, Bare Root, and Balled & Burlap (B&B)?
Our FedEx and local shipping times depend on two factors, one is by the region and the second is the type of product being shipped. For example, small fruits are only shipped in spring, but majority of our perennials are shipped from spring until fall. Keep in mind the dates below act as a general guide. Due to unpredictable weather, staffing, inventory and industry demands these timelines can change. Therefore, we cannot guarantee any of these times.
Shipping Dates by Region*
Northern Cold Region: April 22nd - November 7th
Northern Region: April 15th - November 7th
Middle Region: April 1st - November 7th
Southern Region: March 15th - November 7th
Local Delivery (small radius from Waterloo, WI): April 22nd - November 7th
Shipping Dates by Season*
Spring Shipping: Region Start Date (above) - May
Fall Shipping: September - November
Due to unpredictable weather, these times may vary. Some varieties are exceptions due to heat and plant health reasons. Enter your shipping zip code at the top of this page and be sure to check the shipping information on each product before you add it to your cart. If the product is too large or restricted in your state, you will not be able to checkout with that item in your cart.