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Amelanchier asiatica

Korean juneberry

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Features

  • BloomsMay
  • Height6m to 8m
  • Spread8m to 12m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourWhitish green

Description

Amelanchier asiatica (Korean juneberry). This species is a spreading deciduous shrub. The leaves are ovate and green-white. The white flowers are produced in racemes during the summer. The plant can grow to a height of 12m.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

Japan, Korea, China

Interest and use

Grown for ornamental value; for foliage and flowers. The fruit is also edible.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

You will need to grow in lime-free fertile moist well-drained soil.

Propagation

Sow the seeds as soon as they are ripe, or by root cuttings in the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for fireblight.

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