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Post  Carolee on Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:59 pm

I just found out that I have a Amelanchier
wikipedia wrote: also known as shadbush, shadwood or shadblow, serviceberry or sarvisberry, wild pear, juneberry, saskatoon, sugarplum or wild-plum, and chuckley pear is a genus of about 20 species of deciduous-leaved shrubs and small trees in the Rose family (Rosaceae).
growing in my yard. It is about two inches at the soil line. Because I'm told it produces small flowers and fruits, I'm wondering if anyone had ever made a bonsai of this tree.

I'm going to trunk chop it, and let it grow where it is for awhile before digging it up. Any other suggestions? Thanks,

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Possible Bonsai

Post  bonsaisr on Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:36 am

Yes, it is used for bonsai. You can find pictures & information on the Web. The fruits of most species are very tasty if the birds don't eat them first.
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Post  Carolee on Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:45 pm

Thanks, what about trunk chopping? Spring or fall?

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Post  Jkd2572 on Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:17 am

Chop in spring.

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Post  Gary Swiech on Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:29 pm

The only comment I have is that they don't ramify quickly and flower on previous years wood that is produced right after flowering, just like crab apples.

Chop root prune in Spring and leave it in the ground to produce more fibrous roots around the trunk. They transplant with some difficulty. That is why I recommend root pruning them
after the chop.

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Post  Carolee on Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:32 am

Thanks Gary, that is good advice.

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