On my way to the dentist in Wells, Somerset, with my son I came across this, and thought I'd share it. Unusual, but why not? For a moment it quite took my mind…
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.
Woody perennials, Deciduous, Shrubs or Trees
Europe Asia N America
Grown for their profuse flowers and their foliage.
Fully hardy. Requires sun or semi-shade and well drained but not too dry, preferably neutral to acid soil.
Propagate in autumn by seed, in late autumn to early spring by layering or in the case of suckering species, by division.
Fireblight can be problematic.
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