Answer: Since your serviceberry is new to your garden, it may just be taking its time to leaf out. Weather prompts new growth so your spring may have been late in arriving. Serviceberry thrives in full sun but will adapt to a partly shady location. It needs a protected location, though because it will nto thrive in windy or exposed areas. I would give your plant a few more weeks to break dormancy and begin to grow. If it doesn't, try scraping the bark from a few branches with your fingernail. If you see green tissue beneath the bark, the branch is still alive. If the tissue is brown, that part of the branch is dead and should be pruned back. Sometimes pruning will prompt healthy new growth so you won't hurt your serviceberry by pruning it back a little. I hope you see new growth soon!
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