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I would like to 'lift the canopy' of an amelanchier. It has been in the ground for a year having been planted as a bare root last winter. Its a good 5 ft tall but looks more like a shrub than a tree. When would be the best time to remove some of the lower branches? thank you



Now (winter) is the perfect time, while your tree is dormant. It will probably be starting to bud early in March.

14 Jan, 2018


I just planted two of the fruiting Amelanchiers (Saskatoon) today Barbara. I think its a good idea to do it asap as Sheila says...but not during a period of prolonged frost. We had 6C today, so a good time to do some winter pruning.

14 Jan, 2018


When you said that you had an Amelanchier as a bare root, I believe that it was meant to be used as hedging or as a shrub and not a tree. I am of the opinion that most Amelanchiers that are grown as trees would be grafted and trained as a single stem early in its growth.

15 Jan, 2018

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