Rosaceae Amelanchier arborea

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Has anyone ever tried this species for bonsai culture:
Downy Serviceberry -- Rosaceae Amelanchier arborea

Seems like it would be good from the description. Smallish leaves, small red/purple fruit, showy fall colors, moderate growth, flexible stems Showy flowers, furrowing bark as it ages. It just sounds like a winner.

Any experiences?
 

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Serviceberry is one of my favorite natives. I've seen one or two in pictures as bonsai. I chopped one last year with the intent to collect. Here's some info on the Amelanchier genus for bonsai and here's a picture I took of my local Serviceberry species.
 

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Thanks! I was curious as I had never even seen one as a bonsai.
 

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I have two of them I bought as nursery stock.Although they were only about two feet tall,they were whiplike things,with only a few branches,although they are supposedly native here in New Mexico,I had never seen them before.This is now the third year I have had them,they are now putting out flowers,and lower branches at the same time.
 
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