|Shadblow Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis)|
Pictured above is a fully grown Shadblow tree we purchased from Elhannon Nurseries. We had driven by, what looked to be a small tree nursery on Route 22 in Hoosick, just a bit before the intersection of Routes 22 and 7, and never thought much of it. Being in the market for a tree to cover a large windowless portion of the house, led us to stop by the place. Although wholesale and large businesses/institutions (e.g. IBM Headquarters and RPI), Elhannon accepts walk-in retail orders.
We were shocked to find that there's much more than meets the eye as you zip by on Rt 22. It extends all the way to the Hoosic River and is the largest wholesale tree nursery in the state! We met the owner, Jim Sutton, and he is a fountain of information on trees and a very likable guy. He suggested we bring him a photo of the spot where we intended to plant the tree and a small soil sample. With this in hand on our next trip to the nursery, he suggested a Shadblow and helped us pick it out (we actually went with his recommendation -- he REALLY knows his trees!). We placed the order, Jim delivered and planted the tree and we are happy customers.
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