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Rainbow Pillar Serviceberry

Amelanchier canadensis 'Glennform'

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Rainbow Pillar Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis 'Glennform') at Platt Hill Nursery

Rainbow Pillar Serviceberry

Rainbow Pillar Serviceberry

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Rainbow Pillar Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis 'Glennform') at Platt Hill Nursery

Rainbow Pillar Serviceberry in fall

Rainbow Pillar Serviceberry in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  15 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Shadblow

Description:

An exceptional new introduction with a narrowly upright habit of growth, ideal for the home landscape where a vertical accent plant is called for; showy white flowers in spring followed by edible berries, brilliant fall color

Ornamental Features

Rainbow Pillar Serviceberry is covered in stunning clusters of white flowers rising above the foliage in early spring before the leaves. It has green foliage throughout the season. The oval leaves turn an outstanding scarlet in the fall. It produces black berries in late spring.

This plant is primarily grown as an ornamental, but it's also valued for its edible qualities. The small round tart berries are most often used in the following ways:

  • Cooking
  • Preserves

Landscape Attributes

Rainbow Pillar Serviceberry is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Rainbow Pillar Serviceberry is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Rainbow Pillar Serviceberry will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more. While it is considered to be somewhat self-pollinating, it tends to set heavier quantities of fruit with a different variety of the same species growing nearby.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Articulation  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Fall Color  Plant Form  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

This Plant Finder tool is an online catalog representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact your nearest Platt Hill Nursery store for current availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit us to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.