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Audubon® Downy Serviceberry
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Here’s a must-have if you’d like to attract berry-loving birds to your yard: Downy Serviceberry. This spritely native tree offers up the best of the best in bird food. In June, you’ll have every berry-eating bird on the block in your garden when you plant one (or a grove!) of these productive trees. Cedar Waxwings are particularly ardent fans of the plump, blue-black fruit. Robins, mockingbirds, and catbirds are also frequent visitors. Insectivorous birds need not feel left out, as Downy Serviceberry supports a nice selection of bugs and caterpillars for them, too. Five stars.
May Benefit & Attract: Waxwings, thrushes, mockingbirds & thrashers
Take Birds Under Your Wing
New! Introducing our bird-friendly collection of Audubon® Native Plants & Trees
- Better for Birds, 100% Neonic-Free
- Not Available in non-native regions, states or counties (see Native Regions map)
Bower & Branch is proud to grow Audubon® Native Plants for Birds in partnership with the National Audubon Society to help birds and other wildlife thrive.
- The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow
- This bird-friendly native plant provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
- Your purchase and planting of this native flora directly supports Audubon’s conservation mission and impact
- Learn how you can help birds in your home and community through Audubon’s Plants for Birds program
- Audubon Native Plants & Trees are free of neonicotinoids and exclusively grown by Bower & Branch
Audubon® is a licensed and registered trademark of the National Audubon Society. All rights reserved.
- Hardiness Zone: 4-9
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Serviceberry may not be a household word, but this tree is more common than you think. There are species of Serviceberries that are native to every state of the Union except for Hawaii. In some areas, they are called Shadbush, because they bloom with the spawning of the shad fish. They are also known as Juneberries for the period when you should look for their sweet fruit. Downy Serviceberry grows wild from Maine to Florida and south to Iowa and Louisiana. It typically becomes a small, upright or vase-shaped tree.
You won’t want to let the birds have all the fun. Grab some Downy Serviceberry fruits for your morning cereal. These blueberry-like morsels are a delightful seasonal treat that you won’t find at the grocery store. Plus, they’re loaded with vitamin C and valuable antioxidants!
How to Grow
Fall color on the Downy Serviceberry will be most intense in full sun, but the foliage quality will be best if the tree receives some shade during the hottest part of the day. The soil should be enriched with organic matter, moist but well drained. A generous layer of wood chips or shredded bark mulch will help to hold in moisture and moderate temperatures in the root zone. Irrigate with the Bower & Branch Elements™ Watering System and feed with Elements™ Fertilizer to get your tree off to a good start. Keep trimmers and other lawn equipment away from the trunk, as the bark of Downy Serviceberry—like all Serviceberries—is thin and vulnerable to damage.
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Size A Trees:
5-6' tall, grown and delivered in a container. Although this size tree can be handled by one person, its large container, stem and good branching prevents it from fitting into a box! You will need a van or SUV to bring this great native tree home for the birds.
Size B Trees:
6-8' tall, grown and delivered in a container. One strong person can move this tree although two would make it easier. A truck or trailer will be needed to bring this big tree home.
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