Shrub Servicetree - Knowledgebase Question

Louisville, KY
Question by banpacific1
January 23, 2000
What type service tree would be best to use as shrub to keep no higher than 6 feet high? What is the growth rate?


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Answer from NGA
January 23, 2000

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Unfortunately most serviceberries (Amelanchier) are actually trees and generally grow much taller than only 6 feet, although they do grow rather slowly at a rate of a little over a foot a year. For a smaller plant you might try the native Running Serviceberry or Amelanchier stolonifera which matures at about the size you need, averaging between four and six feet tall.

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