Plants By Type
Service Berry Tree
Service Berry is a gorgeous plant with something to offer all four seasons. It can be grown as a large shrub or small tree. It takes up very little space but gives back a lot with little care. It starts with beautiful white flowers in the spring. By summer, these ripen into delectable purple berries that attract birds. In autumn the plant's bright green leaves turn vibrant shades of red and orange. Its silvery bark offers a surprising elegance.
The berries which give the plant its name are completely edible and can be eaten fresh off the tree or made into jams, jellies or wine. The berries are also known as Saskatoon berries and they are juicy and sweet. They do attract birds, providing a valuable source of food for wildlife, if you choose to the the berries on the shrub.
Service Berry is a very hardy plant, eager to tolerate your coldest winter. It readily grows wild along the edges of highways, but has the appeal needed for a place in your garden or yard. It thrives in sun or part shade and many varieties are drought resistant. It grows well as a single specimen or can be planted into a bed or hedge. With its easy care, stunning looks and tasty crop of berries, this plant is ready to be pressed into "service" for you.