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Amelanchier Genus

Juneberry

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained
  • WaterMoist

Description

Amelanchier genus (Juneberry). This is a genus of around 20 species of deciduous, spring-flowering trees and shrubs in the Rose family. The foliage is brightly coloured in autumn; the leaves are oval and simple. The flowers are white and in clusters, and after flowering small rounded purple-black fruits appear.

Characteristics

Woody perennials, Deciduous, Shrubs or Trees

Origin

Europe Asia N America

Interest and use

Grown for their profuse flowers and their foliage.

Cultivation

Fully hardy. Requires sun or semi-shade and well drained but not too dry, preferably neutral to acid soil.

Propagation

Propagate in autumn by seed, in late autumn to early spring by layering or in the case of suckering species, by division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Fireblight can be problematic.

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